George Richard GREEN

GREEN, George Richard

Service Number: 647
Enlisted: 2 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Penshurst, Victoria, Australia, 30 July 1886
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 July 1945, aged 58 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Preston Public Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

2 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 647, 13th Light Horse Regiment
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 647, 13th Light Horse Regiment
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 647, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
7 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Anzac Mounted Division
4 Nov 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion
21 Mar 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 647, 57th Infantry Battalion, per Kildonian Castle
6 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 647, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

George was the fifth of twelve children of George Green (b1849 in Cork, Ireland) and Margaret (Mary) Hustler (b1852 in Pleasant Creek, Stawell, Victoria). George (a Labourer) and Mary married in 1873 at Pleasant Creek and settled in Mt Rouse, Penshurst, Victoria.

George worked as a Labourer and in June 1915 enlisted in the AIF (Private; Service No:647). He served with 13th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Anzac Army Corps Light Horse Regiment and 57th Infantry Battalion.

Following his Discharge in 1919, George settled in Melbourne, Victoria where he worked as a Labourer. In 1941 he enlisted in the ACMF (Private; Service No:V12238) and was attached to 115 Australian General Hospital when he was Discharged in November 1942. George died in 1945.