William Edward Clarence Green
From Our Contribution
Courtesy Beverley De Russett
|Date of Birth||c1886|
|Place of Birth||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Death||13 May 1971, aged 82|
|Place of Death||Cottesloe, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||27 years, 6 months|
5'4" (1.63m) tall ; 144lbs|
65.317 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||NOK Coolup, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Levi Green|
|Date of Enlistment||4 May 1915|
|Unit/Formation||28th Battalion, 1st reinforcement to D Company / 7th Brigade, 2nd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||9 Jun 1915 ‒ 30 Jun 1915|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A11 Ascanius|
|Date of Return||24 Jun 1916 ‒ 3 Aug 1916|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A14 Euripides|
Wounded in Action 13 Oct 1915 Gallipoli |
Returned to Australia - medical
|Monument||Jarrahdale Honour Roll|
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
The Electoral Roll for 1916 had him as a pile faller, living in Dwellingup.
Enlisted in Pinjarra. On 4 May 1915 he was allocated to the 1st Reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion. Soon after he spent several days in an isolation hospital, reason not given, but was well enough on 29 May 1915 to be allocated to 'D 'Company of the 28th Battalion which sailed for Egypt from Fremantle aboard HMAT A11 Ascanius on 9 Jun 1915.
Their ship arrived in Port Suez on 29 Jun 1915 at 11:30pm and anchored in the bay. After disembarking on 2 July they were sent by train to Polygon Camp in Abbassia near Cairo. Bill was sent to hospital in Abbassia on 10 Jul 1915. During August the battalion performed Garrison Duty at the Citadel until the 30th when they marched out to the camp at the aerodrome.
William embarked with the Battalion on the HMT Ivernia for Gallipoli from Alexandria on 4 Sep 1915, arriving off Mudros Harbour on Lemnos at 9:00pm on 6 Sep 1915, entering the harbour the next morning. On 10 Sep 1915 the battalion transferred to the HMT Sarnia for the journey from Mudros harbour to Anzac Cove.
Wounded in Action on 13 Oct 1915 with gun shot wounds to both forearms. The unit war diary makes mention of snipers being active, and the Turks using 75mm guns on a daily basis so wounds could have been from either cause. At the time the battalion was manning trenches on the Lower Cheshire Ridge. Treated by the 7th Field Ambulance and the 16th Casualty Clearing Station on 13 Oct 1915, he was evacuated to HMHS Valdivia on 14 Oct 1915. Transferred to HMHS Aquitania on 21 Oct 1915, he was transported to England where on 28 Oct 1915 he was admitted to the 5th London General Hospital in Lambeth.
His records do not record his discharge from 5th London General Hospital, but it can be deduced that it was 30 May 1916, as he was a patient of the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital in England from 31 May 1916 to 8 Jun 1916. As a result of the severity of the wounds he was sent back to Australia on the HMAT A14 Euripides on 24 Jun 1916, arriving in Fremantle on 3 Aug 1916 for a medical discharge. William was discharged by the 5th Military District on 9 Nov 1916.
During ww2 William enlisted in the CMF with Army No W38334
Grandson of Levi Green (Snr), a 12 year old 'Parkhurst Lad' who had been convicted of larceny. Given a 7 year sentence he had been transported to Western Australia, arriving in 1843 aboard the " SS Shepherd "