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William Harry GREEN

Regimental number263
Place of birthWorcester, England
Address'Springvale', South Gumeracha, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Y Green, 'Springvale', South Gumeracha, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Gumeracha Mounted Rifles; member for five years of the Lobethal Rifle Club
Enlistment date21 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Salem Churchyard, near Gumeracha, South Australia. Father: William GREEN, b. Kidderminster, England, 1851; d. 15 August 1916; buried in Salem Churchyard; Mother: Fanny GREEN, b. Kidderminster, England, 19 December 1952; d. 22 June 1934 (age 82); buried Salem Churchyard.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 October 1914.

Admitted to No. 2 General Hospital (reason unrecorded), Mena, 13 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Died of wounds (gun shot wounds, hip, neck and foot), Hospital Ship 'Huntsgreen', 3 September 1915; buried at sea, 3 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREEN William Harry

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