William Haworth GREEN

Regimental number20172
Place of birthColne England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address116 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs O A Green, 116 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Ploegsteert on 6-7 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 10 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At PLOEGSTEERT on the night 6th/7th June, 1917, the Battery position was subjected to very heavy gas shell fire and ammunition had just arrived on the position and when all personnel had sought cover this N.C.O. rallied together a party of men and through the gas shell fire unloaded all the ammunition and got the ... away safely. This N.C.O. was badly gassed on this night. This N.C.O.'s work and courage of late have been a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 December 1946
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery