Green, Charles Hercules (Lieutenant Colonel, b.1919 - d.1950); Green, Olwyn (b.1923 - d.2019)

Accession Number PR00466
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 shelf metres: 20 boxes
Object type Papers
Maker Green, Charles Hercules
Green, Edna Olwyn
Place made Australia, Ceylon, Korea
Date made 1941-1994
Access Open with exceptions
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 94/0234
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945

Papers of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hercules Green DSO, and Olwyn Green, relating to his service with the 2/2 Battalion in North Africa and Greece, and the 2/11 Battalion in New Guinea during the Second World War. Other papers document Green's service with 3RAR during the Korean War. Collection comprises correspondence from Charles to Olwyn, 1943-1950, photograph albums of 2/2 and 2/11 Battalions in Egypt, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and New Guinea and service documents including pay books. Other records used by Olwyn Green while writing her husband's biography, "The Name's still Charlie", comprise manuscript drafts, newspaper cuttings and correspondence with Angus and Robertson and the University of Queensland Press. Files relating to Olwyn's studies on 3 Royal Australian Regiment in the Korean War include testimonials from Korean War veterans (all RAR battalions) and 41 Byron Scottish Regiment, articles on principal battles fought by 3RAR, casualty figures, copies of official government documents relating to the Korean War, correspondence with servicemen 1994-2001, photographs and maps.

Olwyn Green's website titled 'Love in Two Wars' has been archived by the National Library of Australia, and is available though Trove.