28 June 2010

James Green

3433 James Albert Green was from Tasmania and served with 1st Divisional Artillery Column. His service record is a bit more detailed than most I have come across. This is because there is a considerable amount of correspondence from the family who took him in when he was young. This all gave some detail about his younger life and hints to the geographic area he came from. This was the clue I needed that led me to a distant relative and in turn the name of James' son which was Gerald. There is also a letter from a Mrs A Dillion which turns out to be his future mother in law. What this letter didn't give was the name of James' fiancee which I now know to be Patricia.
The hint about Gerald led to James' grand daughter who lives in Melbourne. Bill found her through the Electoral Rolls. After the war James was a miner and worked around Victoria. However, the medal was sent to me from near where he lived in Tasmania. I wonder where it has been since it was sent to James in the early 1920s?
The returned medal tally is now 668.

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