Green, Charles: Service no. 412741 (DCM)

Digitized Service Record

Source: “Duty Nobly Done” page 279.

“C.S.M. Green helped his company advance by making a flanking attack on an enemy strong point. Despite being surrounded by the enemy, he managed to lead a small party of his men right into the midst of the position and capture the 5 machine guns it held.For his daring and skill Green was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.”

Antal, S., & Shackleton, K. (2006). Duty nobly done (p. 297). Windsor, ON: Walkerville Pub. Co.

Possibly was serving under Captain Raywall.

DCM Citation. The London Gazette Publication date: 14 January 1919 Supplement: 31128 Page: 853
DCM Citation. The London Gazette Publication date: 14 January 1919 Supplement: 31128 Page: 853.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion of duty at Marcelcave, on 8th August, 1918. During the attack, the company was held up by a strong point. This W.O. [Warrant Officer] organized a party and made a feint attack on the left flank. Although he was surrounded by the enemy he succeeded by his daring and skill in cutting his way through with his party, and so enabled his company to capture the strong point, which consisted of five machine guns, with less difficulties and few casualties.

The London Gazette Publication date: 14 January 1919 Supplement: 31128 Page: 853

Personal effects of C.S.M. Green from World War 1. Contributed by a family member via The 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

Summary of Service[i] for Company Sergeant Major Charles Green, DCM, reg. no. 412741

Date Event Remarks
May 20, 1886 Born Born at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Circa 1910 Married Married Minnie Forbar Green
February 23, 1915 Enlisted Enlisted at Lindsay, Ontario with the 39th Battalion. Married to Minnie Forbar Green, he was a quarry man. Living at Burnt River, Ontario he reported he had 3-years service with the Grenadier Guards. He was 29-years 10-months old and stood 5’9” tall and 148 lbs.. A member of the Church of England.
March, May 1915 Inoculated and Vaccinated Anti-Typhoid.
June 1915 Assigns Pay Assigns $18.00 per month to his wife. Separation allowance of $20.00 per month assigned to her.
June 24, 1915 Unit Sales Leaves Canada
July 3, 1915 Arrives Arrives England.
September 10, 1915 Transferred Transferred to 11th Reserve Battalion, Shorncliffe, Kent.
September 14, 1915 Embarks Overseas
September 15, 1915 Disembarks Disembarks at Boulogne, France.
December 20, 1915 Appointed Appointed Acting Lance-Corporal vice 53296, L. Cpl. W.H. Wise invalided sick.
May 3, 1916 Appointed Appointed Action Lance-Sergeant with pay, vice 54100 L. Sgt. D. Cole to Cadet Course.
June 18, 1916 Promoted Promoted Corporal as 54100, D. Cole, granted a commission.
July 6, 1916 Completes Will Completes will leaving a real and personal estate to his wife. Witnessed by Edwin Maddock, reg. no. 53260, and a captain.
December 2, 1916 Leave Granted 10-days leave.
December 13, 1916 Promoted Promoted Sergeant, vice 53212, Sgt. D. Chapman died of wounds.
November 6, 1917 Leave Granted 10-days leave to Bordeaux, France.
February 27, 1918 Attached Attached to the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp.
April 21, 1918 Rejoined Battalion
April 28, 1918 Appointed Appointed Acting Company Sergeant Major with pay vice 404959, Pte W.S. Duck, reverted to rank. Confirmed and the promoted to Warrant Rank Class II.
August 27, 1918 Wounded Wounded left wrist. Active action during the 2nd Battle of Arras. Admitted No. 12 Stationary Hospital.
August 28, 1918 Transported Transferred to No. 22 General Hospital, Camiers, France. Transported to England aboard the H.T. Princess Elizabeth.
September 1, 1918 Taken On Strength TOS from 18ht Battalion to Western Ontario Regimental Depot, Witley.
September 1, 1918 Arrives Arrives at 2nd West General Hospital, Manchester.
September 3, 1918 Xray Report Xray completed at Auxiliary Military Hospital Stepping Hill, Hazel Grove, Near Stockport. “no fractures seen”
September 10, 1918 Arrives Arrives at No. 10 Military Convalescent at Woodcote Park.
September 23, 1918 Attached to 2nd Canadian Convalescent Depot Bramshott.
September 23 to October 3, 1918 Leave
October 8, 1918 Transferred Transferred to 1st CCD, Bramshott.
October 16, 1918 Transferred Transferred to WORD at Witley.
October 16, 1918 Arrives Arrives at Canadian Special Hospital, Witley.
January 10, 1919 TOS TOS from WORD to 4th Reserve Battalion, Witley.
January 10, 1919 Discharged Discharged from Canadian Special Hospital, Witley.
January 16, 1919 Awarded DCM  

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion of duty at Marcelcave, on 8th August, 1918. During the attack, the company was held up by a strong point. This W.O. [Warrant Officer] organized a party and made a feint attack on the left flank. Although he was surrounded by the enemy he succeeded by his daring and skill in cutting his way through with his party, and so enabled his company to capture the strong point, which consisted of five machine guns, with less difficulties and few casualties.

 

The London Gazette Publication date: 14 January 1919 Supplement: 31128 Page: 853

January 28, 1919 Leave Fillings on 8, 9 and 10. Extraction of 17 and 31.
February 12, 1919 Dental Exam
February 24, 1919 Medical Examination Prior to Discharge Weighs 155 lbs. and is recommended to be fitted with glasses as he has a moderate degree of myopia.
March 1, 1919 Final Medical Medical before discharge and return to Canada. Reports shortness of breath. Notation of DAH (disordered action of the heart or soldier’s heart. One theory is the pack the soldiers carried constricted the heart and strained it.)
March 11, 1919 War Service Gratuity Net amount due $600.00.
March 12, 1919 SOS on Transfer SOS on transfer from 4th Reserve Battalion to Military District Wing No. 3, Kinmel Park Camp.
March 19, 1919 Embarked Embarked for Canada aboard H.M.T. Minnekahda.
March 28, 1919 Disembarked Disembarked Canada.
March 29, 1919 Discharged Discharged at Kingston, Ontario (Military District No. 3).
July 3, 1920 Dental Care Referred to Dr. S.J. Phillips of Oshawa. Extractions made but dentures not made. Total cost of treatment $36.00.
June 27, 1922 Notice of Roll No. Roll no. B. Page 13770. Indicates his address is 6 Denniston Street, Lindsay, Ontario.
March 4, 1958 Wife Dies
October 10, 1960 Department of Veterans Affairs Notation Notation with a review of this soldier’s service in order to authorize a memorial at this soldier’s grave.
March 10, 1961 Deceased Record of death related via his son, David Green, resident at Milton, Ontario.
After Death, 1961 Death Card, Medals No information about medals but a notation that his wife died on March 4, 1958.

 

[i] The Summary of Service for this soldier is meant as just that, a summary of his service. It is not intended to be an exhaustive biographical relation of his life or his war service. Some information may be deliberately suppressed by the author out of sensitivity to the soldier. Readers are encouraged to reference the actual service records available at the Library and Archives Canada in PDF format if they wish to learn more about this soldier. Such additional information (i.e. hyperlinks etc.) are for informational purpose only and no claim to verification or accuracy is made by the author of this summary.

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