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William Andrew GREEN

Regimental number239
Place of birthCapetown South Africa
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSawyer
Address62 Melvien Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Cartwright, 62 Melvien Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. displayed great courage and coolness in attacking a strongly held enemy post during the operations of morning of 8th August, 1918 East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX near AMIENS. While his platoon was moving forward through a very heavy go, machine gun fire was encountered from the left. Corporal GREEN and two men volunteered to attack the post and working behind it rushed the garrison, bayoneting the gunner and capturing 17 prisoners with a machine gun. During the attack on the 11th August against RAINECOURT this N.C.O. again carried out excellent work. Immediately the objective was reached he set his Lewis gun in action, inflicting heavy casualties on the retreating enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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