Saturday 27 June 2009

Captain Kenneth Alfred Greene

Born on 16 April 1888 in Ottawa, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. O.R. Greene, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as paymaster, single, currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (seven months), previously served with the Ottawa Collegiate Institute Cadet Corps (four years), Church of England, height of 6 feet 1 inch, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, as a lieutenant on 8 July 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - seconded as the Quartermaster of the 4th Canadian Division Wing of the CCRC from 22 February or August to 7 January 1919.

Awarded a Mentioned-in-Despatches - announced 8 July 1919 in London Gazette No. 31448 - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 26 December 1918: "Recommended for Mention in 'Peace Despatch'."

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