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Denis Noel Tyrrell-Green, Captain, Royal Sussex Regiment

​Denis Noel Tyrrell- Green came to Cambridge in October 1913, after attending Lampeter College School.

Born: Lampeter, Ceredigion 10 October 1894

Fell in action: 26 March 1917

D.N. Tyrrell-GreenHe had the intention of studying Theology and was described as having “literary and artistic gifts besides being a musician and linguist”. (Jesus College Cambridge Society Annual Report 1917, page 39)

As is often the case there is no mention of first year students in the College magazine, unless they were exceptional sportsmen, and there is no mention of Tyrrell-Green in the three editions of Chanticlere  that appeared between 1913 and 1914.

The obituary for him in the Jesus College Cambridge Society Annual Report 1917 states that he was a member of the Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps. He would therefore have been a member of “I” Company which won the "Recruits' Night Marching Competition on 1st December 1913.  “I” Company won the competition by a lead of 4 points over the runners-up and continued the good name for marching that they had received at camp in the summer." (Chanticlere, Michaelmas Term, 1913, p. 40)

He was commissioned in October 1914, served in Gallipoli where he “distinguished himself by doing valuable reconnoitring work, making a map of Turkish positions for which he was commended by the General in command”.  (Jesus College Cambridge Society Annual Report 1917, p. 39)

Although he was just 22 years old when he died he had served for some considerable time and had returned to the Eastern Front after being invalided home. He was killed in action during the First Battle of Gaza in March 1917.

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