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George GREEN

Regimental number4447
Place of birthMallow, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAntonios Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Green, Mitchells Town, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Militaty Medal


Work at Zonnebeke on 4 October 1917 and Broodseinde oin 9 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At ZONNEBEKE on 4th October, 1917, this Lewis Gunner was in the leading wave. Advancing under the barrage he effectively used his gun from the hip until a hostile post was encountered. He brought his gun into action against this post and engaged the enemy gun crew there enabling a detachment of our troops to work round and bomb the garrison. At BROODSEINDE on 9th October, 1917, he again showed great skill in handling his gun and inflicted severe losses on the enemy on more than one occasion. Although physically worn out and exhausted he remained constantly on duty and contributed materially to the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date16 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 14 September 1916; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 5 October 1916.

Found guilty, 11 May 1917, of (1) making use of tea dixie for washing mess tin (2) refusing to obey orders of his superior officer: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Awarded Military Medal for operations 4-10 October 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1918 (gun shot wound, hand), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Ambulance Train No 24; admitted to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 31 July 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 17 August 1918; rejoined unit, 25 August 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 3 October 1918 (gun shot wound, arm, hand and right knee), and admitted to 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1918; transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 5 October 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 6 October 1918; to England, 6 October 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital (wound: slight); discharged on furlough, 7 November 1918, to report to No 4 command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 November 1918.

Found guilty, 25 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 10.30 am, 22 november, to 10.30 am, 24 November 1918: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 16 March 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 June 1919
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREEN George

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