Private Jack Green

Service number 6023
Birth Date 1899-08
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1917-02-07
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Jack Green (6023, 13th Battalion) was born in Sydney, NSW, about August 1899. He was working as a cinematograph operator when he enlisted in December 1915. Jack was killed in action on 7 February 1917 in the trenches near Gueudecourt. Although buried at the time, his grave could not be found later and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. His mother later wrote that he was aged 17 years 6 months at the time of his death. Jack's father, Private Cecil Claude Green (3312) served with the 56th Battalion.



Date of birth 1899-08
Date of enlistment 17 December 1915
Date of embarkation 22 August 1916
Date of death 07 February 1917
Date of fate 07 February 1917