William Percival GREEN

Badge Number: S664

GREEN, William Percival

Service Number: 10787
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Signal Company
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, 10787, 3rd Divisional Signal Company
25 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, 10787, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sapper, 10787

William Percival Green

William Percival Green was born on the 14th June 1896 at Forest Range. Perc worked as a telegraphist prior to enlisting in Adelaide on the 31st August 1915, aged 19. He listed his mother, Mrs. Ada Mary Green of Forest Range as his next of kin.
After being hospitalised at Bedford Hospital in England where he was treated for sickness on the 21st September 1916, Green proceeded to France with the 3rd Division Signal Company. On the 10th June 1917 Green was admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance with shrapnel wounds to his face and right arm and was transferred to a casualty clearing station, where after treatment he was able to rejoin his unit on the 22nd June 1917. A medical report on this wound, written on the 26th June 1919 stated, “ blown up June 1917. No ill effects. Feels quite well.” {NAA:B2455, Green W.P.}
Green continued serving in France until the end of the war. He was discharged on the 10th August 1919.
He resumed his employment as a telegraphist at the G.P.O., Adelaide; he retired from there in 1961. He married Cicely Steer in 1921 and they had a daughter and two sons. Perc died on 25th January 1969 aged 72.

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