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Edward Lawrence GREEN

Regimental number2420
Place of birthPinjarra Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address35 Ruby Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr George Frederick Green, Marble Bar, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Militaty Medal

Recommendation date: 18 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Medal

'During an attack near VERMAND North West of ST. QUENTIN on 11th September, 1918, this man showed splendid initiative. With his Lewis Gun he worked forward and engaged 2 enemy Machine Guns which were holding up his platoon, and succeeded in silencing the guns, thus allowing his platoon to advance and capture the guns. His splendid courage at a critical period did much to ensure the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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