William Edward Clarence Green
From Our Contribution
Courtesy Beverley De Russett
|Date of Birth||not known 1886|
|Place of Birth||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
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|Place of Death||not known|
|Age at Enlistment||27 years, 6 months|
5'4" (1.63m) tall ; 144 lbs|
65.317 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||NOK Coolup, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Levi Green|
|Date of Enlistment||4 May 1915|
|Unit/Formation||28th Battalion, 1st reinforcement to D Company / 7th Brigade, 2nd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||9 Jun 1915 ‒ 30 Jun 1915|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A11 Ascanius|
|Date of Return||24 Jun 1916 ‒ 3 Aug 1916|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A14 Euripides|
Wounded in Action 13 Oct 1915 Gallipoli |
Returned to Australia - medical
|Monument||Jarrahdale Honour Roll|
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
The Electoral Roll for 1916 had him as a pile faller, living in Dwellingup.
Enlisted in Pinjarra. On 4 May 1915 he was allocated to the 1st Reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion.Soon after he spent several days in an isolation hospital, reason not given, but was well enough on 29 May 1915 to be allocated to D Company of the 28th Battalion.
Arrived in Suez on 29 Jun 1915. After disembarking they were sent by train to Polygon Camp in Abbassia near Cairo. Bill was sent to hospital in Abbassia on 10 Jul 1915. During August the battalion performed Garrison Duty at the Citadel until the 30th when they marched out to the camp at the aerodrome.
Embarked with the Battalion on the HMT Ivernia for Gallipoli on 4 Sep 1915, they arrived off Lemnos at 9pm on 6 Sep 1915, and entered the harbour next morning. On 10 Sep 1915 he transferred to the HMT Sarnia for the journey from Mudros harbour to Anzac Cove.
Wounded in Action on 13 Oct 1915 with gun shot wounds to both forearms. The unit war diary makes mention of snipers being active, and the Turks using 75mm guns on a daily basis so wounds could have been from either cause. Treated by the 7th Australian Field Ambulance and the 16th Casualty Clearing Station on 13 Oct 1915, he was evacuated to HMHS Valdivia on 14 Oct 1915. Transferred to HMHS Aquitania on 21 Oct 1915, he was transported to England where on 28 Oct 1915 he was admitted to the 5th London General Hospital in Lambeth.
His records do not record his discharge from 5th London General Hospital, but he entered the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital in England from 31 May 1916 to 8 Jun 1916, and on 24 Jun 1916 began the voyage back to Australia for a medical discharge.
Discharged by 5th Military District on 9 Nov 1916.
Grandson of Levi Green, a 12 year old 'Parkhurst Lad' who had been convicted of larceny. Given a 7 year sentence he was transported to Western Australia, arriving in 1843 aboard the " SS Shepherd"