|Green||Arthur Dowson||Captain||GREEN, ARTHUR DOWSON, Captain, was born 13 April, 1874, at Belvedere, Kent, son of Henry Green, of Blacknall, Old Charlton. He was educated at Haileybury College, where he had a reputation as an athlete, and joined the 1st Essex Regiment as Second Lieutenant on 2 June 1894, becoming Lieutenant on 14 August 1897. He served with the West African Regiment in the Sierra Leone Hinterland Expedition, under General Sir E R P Woodgate, from April 1898 to June 1899, taking part in the Karene, Mendiland and Protectorate Expeditious. For these services he received the West African Medal and two clasps. He passed the Staff College. From 1899 to 1902 he served in the Boer War with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith; operations on the Tugela Heights, and also in Natal, including the action at Laing's Nek. He also took part in the operations at Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and the Transvaal, and was mentioned in Despatches by General Sir Redvers Buller, 19 June and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]. He received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Arthur Dowson Green, Captain, Worcestershire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by Colonel Ternan 8 January 1902. He was promoted Captain into the Worcestershire Regiment on the 20th June 1900. From January 1903 to February 1907, he was employed with the West African Frontier Force. He was mentioned in Despatches (by Major Goodwill on the 15th March, 1906, and by Colonel Cole on the 20th May 1906, recorded in the London Gazette, 2 July 1907), and received the Medal and clasp. He was appointed Brigade Major, 17th Infantry Brigade, in the Irish Command, in June 1911. He served in the European War, and when he met his death on 28 September 1914, he was reconnoitring with his General in the trenches at Soupir, and was shot through the heart by a sniper. He was fond of hunting, and was Master of the Staff College Drag Hounds in 1909 and 1910. Major A D Green married Isabella Margaret, second daughter of William Lindsay Stewart, of Stanmore, Lanarkshire, and their son was Henry James Lindsay Green, born 24 September 1911.|
DSO, East & West Africa (1) Sierra Leone 1898-9 (Lt Essex Regt), QSA (6) CC T-H OFS RofL Trans L-N (Capt DSO TMI), KSA (2) (Capt Worcs Regt), AGS 1902 (1) N Nigeria 1906 (Maj DSO Worcs Regt), 1914 Star and Bar (Maj DSO), BWM, Victory Medal (Maj). Sotheby's 1987 £1,200.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)