GREEN, Thaddeus Victor

Thaddeus, known as ‘Ted’, was the son of Victor and Grace Green who lived at the property ‘Avoca’ Guyra NSW. His birth was registered in Queensland in 1893. He was a twenty three year old Grazier at ‘Kempton’ Tingha NSW when he enlisted in Sydney in January 1917.  He joined the 1st Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement and left Australia on the ship HMAT A42 Boorara in May.  He arrived at Suez, Egypt the following month and was later sent to Palestine.

Private Thaddeus Green received a gunshot to his back on 14 November 1917 and died of wounds three days later.  His burial took place at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Among his personal effects returned to his family were a money belt, brushes, spool of film, four shirts, wallet and identity disc.

At Inverell Thaddeus Green’s name is recorded on the town’s Honor Roll and Cenotaph.  In 1919 he was one of the men for whom a memorial tree was planted in Kurrajong Parade, Inverell.

Two brothers, Eric and Reginald, also served during World War 1.  Eric, aged twenty one, enlisted at Armidale in May 1917; Reginald enlisted in September 1917 in Sydney when he was twenty.  They both became members of the 1st Light Horse Regiment, 30th Reinforcement and in November left Australia together on the ship HMAT A73 Commonwealth. They served in Egypt. Eric returned to Australia in January 1919; Reginald arrived three months later.  Eric’s name is recorded on the Tingha Church of England Roll of Honor and the Tingha War Memorial.