Friday 26 June 2009

Private Samuel Benjamin Green

Born on 25 October 1893 in Lyndhurst or Ellisville, Ontario - son of Robert John Green, Lyndhurst, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lyndhurst, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 639267) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.65)

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