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Terence Robert GREEN

Regimental number6006
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolConvent School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressInch Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.375"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Green, Inch Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 5 May 1918.
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsAustralian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Villers-Bretonneux is a village about 15 km east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on the high ground ('Hill 104') behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, which is about 2 km north of Villers-Bretonneux on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is approached through the Military Cemetery, at the end of which is an open grass lawn which leads into a three-sided court. The two pavilions on the left and right are linked by the north and south walls to the back (east) wall, from which rises the focal point of the Memorial, a 105 foot tall tower, of fine ashlar. A staircase leads to an observation platform, 64 feet above the ground, from which further staircases lead to an observation room. This room contains a circular stone tablet with bronze pointers indicating the Somme villages whose names have become synonymous with battles of the Great War; other battle fields in France and Belgium in which Australians fought; and far beyond, Gallipoli and Canberra.

On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave. The 'blocking course' above them bears the names of the Australian Battle Honours.

After the war an appeal in Australia raised £22,700, of which £12,500 came from Victorian school children, with the request that the majority of the funds be used to build a new school in Villers-Bretonneux. The boys' school opened in May 1927, and contains an inscription stating that the school was the gift of Victorian schoolchildren, twelve hundred of whose fathers are buried in the Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, with the names of many more recorded on the Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux is now twinned with Robinvale, Victoria, which has in its main square a memorial to the links between the two towns.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Josephine GREEN
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6309 Pte Francis Theodore GREEN , 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 October 1916; marched in to 1st Training Bn, 30 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; joined 4th Bn, in the field, 20 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 April 1917 (gun shot wound, thigh, and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred to Ambulance Train No 11; admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1917; transferred to England, 28 April 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, 29 April 1917 (gun shot wounds, thigh and feet); transferred to Hanover Park Military Hospital, 13 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 7 August 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 August 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 22 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 November 1917.

Killed in action, 16 April 1918.

Handwritten note on form B103: 'Buried in the vicinity of Strazeele Sh 27 SE'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREEN Terence Robert

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