William Henry Rodes Green

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Sir William Green
Born31 May 1823
Witham, Essex, England
Died9 September 1912(1912-09-09) (aged 89)
Harrogate, Yorkshire
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Battles/warsCrimean War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Star of India, Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Sir William Henry Rodes Green KCSI CB (31 May 1823 – 9 September 1912) was a British Indian Army officer and colonial official.[1]

Green was the son of Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Pellatt Green. He attended the Addiscombe Military Seminary and King's College, London.[1] He was commissioned into the Scinde Horse of the East India Company. During the Crimean War, Green was seconded to the Ottoman Empire to train Turkish Irregular Cavalry forces.[2] He was promoted to Major in May 1855. For his work in Turkey he was invested as a member of the Order of the Medjidie, in which he was subsequently promoted several times.[3] He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in March 1868,[4] having transferred to the Bombay Staff Corps.[5] On 24 May 1866, he was invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India in recognition of his service as Political Superintendent in Upper Scinde.[6][7] In 1875, he was promoted to the rank of Major-General in the Staff Corps.[8] He saw service in the Second Anglo-Afghan War and wrote a book regarding the Battle of Kandahar, which was published in 1881.[9]

In 1868, he married Louisa Dunn, daughter of John Henry Dunn, Receiver General for Upper Canada. His son was the British Army officer Henry Green.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Major-General Sir William Green". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 11 September 1912. p. 9.
  2. ^ "No. 6492". The Edinburgh Gazette. 1 May 1855. p. 563.
  3. ^ "No. 24605". The London Gazette. 16 July 1878. p. 4154.
  4. ^ "No. 7832". The Edinburgh Gazette. 13 March 1868. p. 296.
  5. ^ "No. 22816". The London Gazette. 5 February 1864. p. 554.
  6. ^ Shaw, Wm. A. (1906). The Knights of England: A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of All the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of Knights Bachelors. Vol. 1. London: Sherratt and Hughes. p. 317.
  7. ^ "No. 7645". The Edinburgh Gazette. 29 May 1866. p. 656.
  8. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 138.
  9. ^ W. Green, The Retention of Kandahar (E. Stanford, 1881).