William Harry GREEN

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GREEN, William Harry

Service Number: 263
Enlisted: 21 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kidderminster, England, 29 October 1878
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fruit grower
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW1 Honour Board, Gumeracha Town Hall WW1 Roll of Honor, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Mannum War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 263, Morphettville, South Australia
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 263, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 263, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
3 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 263, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"LATE LCE.-CPL. W. H. GREEN.

Lance-Cpl. W. H. Green, who is reported to have died on September 3 from wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Green, Gumeracha. He was born at Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, on October 29, 1878, and arrived in South Australia with his parents by the s.s. Australasia in January, 1884. His early years were spent at Gumeracha, where the family settled, and started an orchard on the property well known as Springvale. Later he was engaged by the Adelaide Co-operative Society on their dairy farm at Kilkenny, where he worked for 8½ years, and then returned to Gumeracha to manage the orchard which he afterwards took over from his father. He continued to work there until he enlisted with the 9th Light Horse. He took an active interest in all social, political, and religious matters connected with his district, and will be especially remembered for his earnest assistance in Sunday school work. It is supposed that he fell during one of the charges, leading up to the taking of the heights at Sari Bair. He has left a wife and four young children. His father (Mr. W. Green) is well and favourably known throughout the State as travelling representative of A. W. Sandford & Co., Limited." - from the Adelaide Observer 02 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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