ID ML2016_010_L83_002 Article from Mersea Museum

Title100 Years Ago. Moss Cottage wedding
AbstractThis happy wedding group are pictured outside Moss Cottage, Queens Corner just over 100 years ago, on September 29th 1916. Tragically both the bridgegroom Archibold Percy Green, the Best Man Henry Pullen and one other of the wedding guests were to lose their lives when their ship RFA INDUSTRY was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the Irish Sea on October 18th 1918 - less than a month before the war ended.

The loss of the INDUSTRY was a major tragedy on the Island as six Mersea men lost their lives - Archibold Percy Green, Alfred John Mole, Frederick Westhorpe Mole, Reginald John Mole, Henry William Pullen and Harold Frederick Stoker. Their bodies were never recovered. They are all commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial and West Mersea War Memorial.

Those pictured L-R are Horace Green (Grooms brother), Maud Mussett (Neighbour), Oscar 'Ock' Green (Groom's father), Ellen Green (Groom's sister, bridesmaid), Percy Green (Groom), Lucy Hoy (Bride), Peter Hoy, Mrs Peter Hoy, Hetty Hoy, Henry 'Stony' Pullen (Best man), Ivy Hoy, 'Jumbo' Hoy, Ivy Green and Bert 'Cootie' Hoy.

There is much more detail on the ship and those lost in her, in Roger Bullen's book 'Not just a name', available from Mersea Museum.

Published in Mersea Life October 2016, Local page 83.

AuthorRon Green and Tony Millatt
PublishedOctober 2016
SourceMersea Museum
IDML2016_010_L83_002
Related Images:
 Photograph was taken outside Moss Cottage, Queens Corner after the marriage of Lucy Sarah Hoy and Archibald Percy Green on 29 September 1917 at St. Peter and St. Paul Church. The rector of East Mersea, the Rev. Ronald Dunn, took the service. The bridegroom was an AB in the Royal Navy.
 L-R 1. Horace Green 2. Maud Mussett (Mrs Whitey) 3. Oscar 'Ock' Green - groom's father 4. Ella Green (groom's sister) 5. Percy Green 6. Lucy Hoy 7. Peter Hoy 8. Mrs Peter Hoy 9. Hetty Hoy 10. 'Stoney' Pullen 11. Ivy Hoy 12. 'Jumbo' Hoy 13. Ivy Green (Mrs Bill Cook) 14. Bert 'Cootie' Hoy.
 Archibald Percy Green died when RFA INDUSTRY was lost 18 October 1918 - see Not Just a Name page 167.
 See <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=PA1_RG1_AB09_PIC51COPY>PA1_RG1_AB09_PIC51COPY </a> for a numbered copy.  RG11_315
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Title: Photograph was taken outside Moss Cottage, Queens Corner after the marriage of Lucy Sarah Hoy and Archibald Percy Green on 29 September 1917 at St. Peter and St. Paul Church. The rector of East Mersea, the Rev. Ronald Dunn, took the service. The bridegroom was an AB in the Royal Navy.
L-R 1. Horace Green 2. Maud Mussett (Mrs Whitey) 3. Oscar 'Ock' Green - groom's father 4. Ella Green (groom's sister) 5. Percy Green 6. Lucy Hoy 7. Peter Hoy 8. Mrs Peter Hoy 9. Hetty Hoy 10. 'Stoney' Pullen 11. Ivy Hoy 12. 'Jumbo' Hoy 13. Ivy Green (Mrs Bill Cook) 14. Bert 'Cootie' Hoy.
Archibald Percy Green died when RFA INDUSTRY was lost 18 October 1918 - see Not Just a Name page 167.
See PA1_RG1_AB09_PIC51COPY for a numbered copy.
Date:29 September 1917
Source:Ron Green Collection


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