Gilbert Ware Murlis Green joined the army in 1914 and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps the following year. After serving as an observer with 5 Squadron, he completed flight training in 1916 and was posted to 17 Squadron in Salonika. While serving with this squadron, he scored his first six victories flying the B.E.12. In the summer of 1917, he downed an Albatros C while flying a SPAD. Returning to England, he assumed command of 44 Squadron. Flying a Sopwith Camel specially modified for night fighting, Green scored his final victory on 14 December 1917, downing a Gotha G.III bomber over southeast England. It was the first German plane to fall on British soil during a night raid.
1901 residence, Lambeth.
Military Cross (MC) First Bar
2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) Gilbert Ware Murlis Green, M.C., Gen. List and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He brought down two enemy machines on successive days under adverse circumstances. He has displayed great dash and courage at every opportunity.
(The M.C. was awarded in London Gazette dated 1st Jan., 1917.)
Supplement to the London Gazette, 13 February 1917, (29940/1539)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Temp. 2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) Gilbert Ware M. Green, M.C., R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has set a magnificent example by his gallant conduct in attacking the enemy's aeroplanes when in superior numbers. He brought down three enemy machines within twenty-four hours.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 June 1917, (30135/5981)