Edward Louis GREEN


GREEN, Edward Louis

Service Numbers: 2662, 2662B
Enlisted: 2 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Uraidla, South Australia, 2 November 1891
Home Town: Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 8 October 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crafers WW1 Memorial, Summertown Cemetery Memorial Arch Gates, Uraidla War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2662, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2662, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
8 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2662B, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Raid on Celtic Wood 

2662 Private Edward Louis Green a gardener from Uraidla, South Australia, enlisted in August 1915, was wounded at Pozières in 1916, and killed in 1917.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records show that Private Green’s remains were found in map square D. 29.d, in October 1919 and identified by disc. This incomplete map reference covers a 450 metre square that extends from the forward edge of 10th Battalion’s position to almost the eastern edge of the raid objective, including all of no man’s land.

The reason there are no witness reports is because there was no requirement for the Red Cross to investigate the circumstances surrounding his demise. Someone had to have seen him killed for the battalion to explicitly list him ‘Killed’ in the 13 October Field Return.

With no evidence to show Green was buried by the battalion nor his grave registered by the Divisional Graves Registration Officer and the fact his body was found in a map square of which 75 per cent covers no man’s land or the raid objective, he had to have been on the raid.