September Artworks of the Month: WW1 medals awarded to Major Horace Green

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01 September 2017

This month we're highlighting two First World War medals awarded to Major Horace Salkeld Green (1883-1917), a House of Commons Clerk killed in battle in 1917.

Major Green worked as an Assistant Clerk in the House of Commons. He was among the many parliamentary staff members who fought in the First World War, and one of five Committee Clerks to be killed.

Serving with the 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment, Major Green died on 20 September 1917 while commanding two companies at the Battle of Passchendaele.

He is commemorated in the House of Commons Book of Remembrance 1914-1918, and on war memorials in St Stephen’s Porch and the Committee Office.

The medals were acquired in 2016 by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art and are part of the House of Commons’ collection of medals and coins (part of the Parliamentary Art Collection).

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Parliament and the First World War

Lloyd George sitting at desk

A collection of materials from the UK Parliament in commemoration of the First World War.