Person    | Female  Born 22/2/1911  Died 17/4/1941

Yvonne Green

Categories: Emergency Services, Tragedy

Countries: Canada

Born in Canada and married to a Canadian army officer. Living at 34 Old Church Street. A part-time Auxiliary Fire Service driver. One of five fire-watchers killed as the night bombs fell on Chelsea Old Church and the surrounding area. She had swapped shifts on the night of her death.

Andrew Behan researched this woman:

This Auxiliary Firewoman was born as Yvonne Marie Dunbar Sutherland on 22 February 1911 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Forbes Dunbar Sutherland (1883-1920) and Marie Eugenie Jeanne Sutherland née Taschereau (b.1883).

In 1939 she married Lieutenant Leonard Gerhard Green (b.1910) of the Canadian Army, in Chelsea and the 1939 England and Wales Register shows them living at 34 Old Church Street, Chelsea. He is recorded not only as an Assistant to a Public Relations Officer but also as an Air Raid Precautions Warden in the Borough of Chelsea and she is listed as a Driver in the Auxiliary Fire Service at No.6 Brompton Fire Station.

She was killed, aged 30 years, in the early hours of 17 April 1941 by a German bomb that fell at Petyt Place / Chelsea Old Church and was buried in Plot 402 at St Margaret of Antioch Churchyard, North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 4PP.

She is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939-1945 located just outside St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey. Her name is shown on the National Firefighters Memorial, Sermon Lane, London, EC4 and in the Firefighters Memorial Trust's Book of Remembrance.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Yvonne Green

Commemorated atInformation

Chelsea Old Church

The splendid A London Inheritance has found a booklet that was published to r...

Read More

Firewoman Yvonne Green

AFS, London. In memory of auxiliary firewoman, Yvonne Green, who died near t...

Read More

Other Subjects

Daniel Long

Daniel Long

Daniel Long was born on 2 June 1878 the eldest of the eight children of Daniel Long (1849-1931) and Amy Long née Bush (1858-1923). His birth was registered in 3rd quarter of 1878 in the St. Saviour...

Person, War Memorial WW2, Emergency Services

1 memorial
British Transport Police

British Transport Police

A national special police force that polices the railway network of England, Wales and Scotland. The force polices more than 10,000 miles of track and more than 3,000 stations and depots - tasked w...

Group, Emergency Services, Transport

1 memorial
Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

The Auxiliary Fire Service was formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Service and was superseded in August 1941 by the National Fire Service. After the war the AFS was reformed alongside the C...

Group, Emergency Services

16 memorials
London Salvage Corps

London Salvage Corps

The London Salvage Corps was set up after the Tooley Street Fire of 1861. Their job was to rescue valuables from fire, protect goods from damage by water, etc. to minimise the claims submitted to ...

Group, Emergency Services, Tragedy

1 memorial
Leslie T. Healey

Leslie T. Healey

Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Old Palace School, Bow, E3 on 20 April 1941. Our colleague Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man: Auxiliary Fireman Leslie Thomas Healey was born...

Person, Emergency Services, Tragedy

1 memorial