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Edgar GREEN

Regimental number1705
Place of birthClapham, London, England
SchoolEmmanuel School, Wandsworth, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStenographer clerk
AddressNinth Avenue Estate, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinBrother, I. Green, Ballandean, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in Germany while a prisoner of war.
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War; secondary fate: DOC 10 October 1918
Place of death or woundingGermany
Date of death10 October 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBaghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row G, Grave No. 2), Iraq
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Matilda GREEN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli.

Embarked Brisbane, 8 April 1915; disembarked Egypt, 15 May 1915.

Taken on strength of 15th Bn, 2 June 1915, and reverts to the rank of Private the same day.

Posted as missing in action, 8 August 1915.

Cable from United States Ambassador, Constantinople, 30 August 1915, reports as Prisoner of War in hospital, Constantinople (gunshot wound, left leg).

On list provided by Ottoman Red Crescent, and forwarded from Geneva, 25 January 1917, notes transferred from Bilemedik, to Afion Karahissar.

Transferred to Yozgad, Turkey, no date stated.

Cable, 5 December 1918, reports 'Died whilst a Prisoner of War, Yozgad, Turkey, of Spanish Influenza, October 1918'.

Now, 16 December 1918, reported to have died, 10 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsP O W BURIED ASIA MINOR, BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREEN Edgar

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