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Oscar Green

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Oscar Green

August 15, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

77711

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 14, 1886

English:

Digitized service file.

French:

Dossier de service numérisé.

Commemorated on Page 247 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. G. 2.

Location:

Bethune is located 29 kilometres north of Arras. The BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY is on the northern outskirts of Bethune near the junction of the River Lawe and the Aire la Bassee Canal. From the town centre turn right in front of the Tribunal and second right at the bottom of the road down to the cul de sac.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Travelling Collection– This image is taken from a travelling collection, marking the 100th anniversary of the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge.  Private photograph was taken my Major David Garvin (RCR) in the Canadian Embassy, Washington D.C. and provided to the 48th Highlanders Regimental Family group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/6142195853/
  • Inscription– Carving left in the maison blanche tunnels by Private Oscar Green in March 1917 prior to the assault on Vimy ridge.

Submitted by BGen G Young 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Shoulder Patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 30th Bn (British Columbia).  Lance Corporal Green was originally a member of the 30th Bn but was sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Document– Passage from the Regimental History of the 48th Highlanders 1891 to 1929 describing the actions of the 15th Battalion C.E.F (48th Highlanders of Canada) at the battle of Hill 70 near Lens in August 1915. During the course of the battle the 15th Bn captured the key German strongpoint at Bois Hugo which was followed by a series of determined German counterattacks trying to recover the position. During these attacks a small formation of Germans penetrated the Canadian lines as far as the HQ of the 15th Bn. The passage describes LCpl Green's heroic actions and death while repelling the German attack.

Submitted by BGen G Young of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project team.

Dileas Gu Brath.
  • Memorial– "The Hill 70 memorial, erected by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project and the town of Benifontaine, was unveiled and dedicated on 22 September 2012. The memorial commemorates the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF, which was on the extreme left flank of the Canadian assault on Hill 70, on 15 August 1917 and the memory of those members of the Battalion who fell during the engagement. The memorial sits on what was then known as Bois Hugo, which the Battalion assaulted, captured and held against repeated German counterattacks."

Photo submitted by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Grave marker– Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  Dileas Gu Brath

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