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Tempest Arthur GREEN

Regimental number1845
Place of birthBurnley Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address71 Edinburgh Street, Burnley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Edward Green, 71 Edinburgh Street, Burnley, Victoria
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Militaty Medal


Magnificent work and personal bravery during operations South of Messines on 6-9 June 1917
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'On 6th/7th/8th and 9th June, 1917 during operations south of MESSINES, for magnificent work and personal bravery whilst acting as a runner. He carried important despatches to the rear and to the flanks through intense enemy barrages and assisted in maintaining communication with Battalion Headquarters. On the occasion of a trip to a Battalion on the right flank he killed two of the enemy and captured a prisoner. Throughout the whole operation he displayed the greatest coolness and bravery and set a splendid example to all ransk.'
Source: C 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death2 July 1969
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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