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Sir John Green
Born (1866-08-08)August 8, 1866
Died October 30, 1948(1948-10-30) (aged 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1882–1925
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Essex (1901)[1]
HMS Royal Arthur (1891)[1]
HMS Natal (1905)[1]
HMS New Zealand
Coast of Scotland
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir John Frederick Ernest Green KCMG CB (8 August 1866 – 30 October 1948) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.

Naval career

Green joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1882,[2] was promoted to Lieutenant in 1890[3] and went on to command the gunboat HMS Pigmy during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 for which role he was mentioned in despatches and promoted to Commander 1 January 1901.[4][5] He served in World War I taking part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916 as Captain of the Battlecruiser HMS New Zealand (flagship to the Rear-Admiral Commanding the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron).[6] He continued his war service as Senior Naval Officer on the River Clyde from October 1917.[7] After the War he became Rear Admiral in the White Sea[8] and then Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland from 1922 before retiring in 1925.[9]


In 1901 he married Maud Kathleen McInnoy.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Dreadnought Project
  2. 2.0 2.1 Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
  3. "No. 26007". 31 December 1889. 
  4. "No. 27263". 4 January 1901. 
  5. Private Enterprise Naval Review, February 1949
  6. Royal Navy Honours and Gallantry Awards
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (June, 1918). p. 4.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1918). p. 7.
  9. "No. 33010". 9 January 1925. 

External links

  • The Dreadnought Project: J
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Heath
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt

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