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Charles Hedley Oliver GREEN

Regimental number1611
Place of birthSunny Corner New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address6 Bingle Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C N Green, Gallymort via Mandurama, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Consistently good work as driver since the Battalion arrived in France.
Recommendation date: 3 October 1916

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 15 January 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For consistent good work and devotion to duty from March, 1916, to December, 1918. As Transport Sergeant he rendered invaluable service during operations in YPRES Salient in September, October, and November, 1917, carting planks for road making and rails for Decauville Tramways, always over roads and tracks that were heavily shelled. on one occasion north of WESTHOEK RIDGE six wagons in his charge were caught in a heavy barrage and his skill and cool conduct resulted in getting them safely through and delivering the material that was urgently required. On several occasions at YPRES, LAMOTTE, WARFUSSE and NAUROY when hostile aircraft bombed the Horse lines this N.C.O. took personal charge and removed the animals that were exposed and helped to steady the nervous. his unremitting care and good horsemastership are mainly responsible for the good veterinary reports the unit has received.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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