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  1. I think this maybe Albert John Henry Green from Springmount , Creswick Victoria my mothers cousin

    Albert John Green
    Service Number: 3743
    Rank: Driver
    Unit: 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Service: Army
    Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 2 May 1918
    Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 1036, position 130
    Date of London Gazette: 17 December 1917
    Location in London Gazette: Page 13198, position 46

    Military Medal
    ‘On the night 30th September, 1917, near WESTHOEK Driver GREEN showed great coolness under heavy shell fire. The limber and one of the mules was hit by shell, the mule being wounded about the head. The harness was badly broken by pieces of shell. He pulled up the team, repaired the harness temporarily despite the heavy shelling and by remaining with his team pacified the frightened animals and saved the limber and team of four.’
    Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 31
    Date: 7 March 1918

    Albert’s grandfather was John Green a african american who came out to the goldfields on a whaling ship

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