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Hugh Morcom Green

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Portrait from Weekly News; 12 January 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 12 January 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Morcom AWMM
  • Surname
    Green AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 September 1905 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 15 Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Florence Margaret Green (mother), 15 Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3181 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Sales manager/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hugh Green was the son of Charles Alleyne Green and Florence Margaret Green, of Great Ayton, Yorkshire, England.

    On 13 April 1941 Lieutenant Green was Second in Command of C Company, 18 Battalion in northern Greece.

    On 26 June 1942 Captain Green was the Officer Commanding A Company, 18 Battalion.

    On 19 November 1943 Major Green was Second in Command of 18 Armoured Regiment.

    Major Green was killed when a shell hit a tree above his tank, showering it with shrapnel and mortally wounding him.

    "When Hugh Green died even the hardest old desert campaigner, used to sudden death and apt to pass it off with a shrug, felt it a personal tragedy." (Dawson, 1961) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    SalarolaItaly AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XVI. E. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 70 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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