Nicholas Green

Jun 4, 1891

Born in Margate, England


Nov 14, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59388 (temporary number 430)

Ø      Next of kin given as Thomas Green, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ø      Previous occupation given as Sailor

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “B” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Dec 26, 1915

Transferred to the 4th Brigade Machine Gun Company 

Reported to the 4th Brigade Headquarters near La Clytte and TOS (Taken On Strength) their Machine Gun Company


Dec 30, 1915

While at the 4th Brigade Headquarters, the enemy opened up with a fierce artillery barrage and Private Green received shrapnel wounds to his right leg and suffered from Shell Shock.  He was admitted to the nearby No. 2 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment.


Dec 31, 1915

Transferred via the No. 17 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 22 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples


Jan 1, 1916

Transferred to the No. 25 General Hospital in Etaples


Jan 25, 1916

Transferred to the No. 5 Convalescent Depot in Wimereux to continue his recovery


Feb 9, 1916

Discharged to the Base Details in Boulogne for light duties


Feb 16, 1916

Transferred to the Base Depot in Harfleur for duty


Mar 9, 1916

Left the base depot to rejoin his unit


Mar 13, 1916

Rejoined the 4th Brigade Machine Gun Company


Sep 6, 1916

Sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment #1 for disobeying an order from a superior officer


Sep 16, 1916

It would seem that he was excused from his field punishment in order to take part in the attack on Courcelette and was with a machine gun crew supporting the attack by the 21st Battalion on the sugar refinery when he was killed in action.  He was buried in a field south of Poziéres.  In 1919 the Imperial War Graves Commission exhumed his body and reburied him in the Poziéres British Cemetery.

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to Mrs. Charles Everett, Legatee, 54 N. Jessie St., Pontiac, Michigan, USA 

No Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll or Memorial Cross was issued as no family members could be located


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