(Service number 6/4045)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||16 June 1881||Place of Birth||Claremont (near Timaru)|
|Address at Enlistment||Glen-iti, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. GREEN (brother), Glen-iti, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||4 March 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||15 January 1959||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 242, Plot 958|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Green was the third son and the tenth of the thirteen children of Samuel and Mary Jane (née Collier) Green. English-born Samuel, Mary Jane and four daughters arrived at Lyttelton on 23 December 1870 by the “Zealandia”. Nine more children were born in the Timaru district. Born on 16 June 1881 at Claremont near Timaru, George was educated at Gleniti School, leaving at the age of fourteen.
His father having died in 1911 and his mother in 1914, George named his brother John as next-of kin when he enlisted. G. Green was in a contingent of South Canterbury soldiers who came from Christchurch by a special train and were welcomed home on 9 May 1919. A great crowd gathered at the station and cheered loudly when they arrived. The soldiers expressed their appreciation to the ladies who gave them fruit and cigarettes. The Mayor congratulated the soldiers on their heroic achievements abroad, thanked them on behalf of the whole community and expressed the hope that they would soon regain their health, before calling for three hearty cheers for them. Mr Craigie, M.P., said that all were proud of what they had done in the struggle for liberty and freedom, and expressed the hope that “they would have many happy years in this prosperous land”.
George married Cecilia Jane Dunn in 1922. He died on 15 January 1959 at Temuka, aged 77 years, and was buried in Temuka Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Depratment of Internal Affairs) [24 June 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 June 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [23 June 2020]; Timaru Herald, 10 May 1919 (Papers Past) [21 June 2020]
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