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Marcus John Greene

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 91), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 91), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marcus John AWMM
  • Surname
    Greene AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Marcus John Green AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 8957 AWMM
    • WWI 72748 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 June 1880 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research TaurangaBay of Plenty Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Pre 9 April 1902 AWMM Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs B.F. Gibson (sister), Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Ruddy AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 9 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Scarlet fever AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Influenza and pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Served 127 days overseas in the South African War.

      In the First World War he was on the Moeraki then transhipped to [HMAT 17] Malta at Sydney for Suez. Listed by CWGC as Green (November 2011).

      SuppNom: Failed to re-embark, Fremantle, 14th November, 1918.

      Father was named William Scott Greene. AWMM
    • This soldier was one of many that came back to Australia on the SS Boohah. Many on the ship contracted influenza, and by the newspaper reports there were close to 180 by the time the ship was due to arrive at Fremantle, Western Australia. There were less than 1000 on board. Many had left on this ship before the war had ended, in fact it as the last Australian ship to leave for the World War One.The ship was then told to return to Australia when the news that the war had ended occurred. They stopped to get supplies, and it it thought the flu came from the people restocking the ship.

      As Western Australia was quite isolated they were hoping to avoid the influenza so there was a debate about where the Boonah's sick passengers were to be landed. Meanwhile soldiers waited on board - sick and healthy alike. It is reported in the newspapers of the time (please look it up on TROVE, a free resource). It was later decided the Quarantine station on Woodman Point, Western Australia was where the sick would be sent. The place was not prepared, had small facilities and did the best it could. Drs and nurses volunteered to assist the sick. Some of the staff died too. It is called the 'Boohna Crisis' (see wiki.)

      27 soldiers plus 4 nurses died.

      The place is now a museum. The soldiers were, I believe, buried at Woodman Point, and later moved. Three nurses graves are still there. Public - Karen - Researcher - 15 March 2019 -
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About death

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  • Death
    12 December 1918 AWMM
    Rockingham BayAustralia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • East Rockingham Pioneer Cemetery, (old) Mandurah Road, Baldivis, Western Australia AWMM Section Anglican A Plot 28 AWMM
    • Rockingham Western Aust AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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15 March 2019KarenPerth Western AustraliaResearcher

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