GREEN James Alfred 441354

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant James Alfred GREEN

Service No: 441354
Born: Subiaco WA, 26 May 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 July 1943
Unit: Advanced Flying and Refresher Unit, Tocumwal NSW
Died: Injuries (from a Ground Accident on 15 August 1945), Deniliquin, 16 August 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Deniliquin War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Albert and Blanche Florence Green, of Yealering, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 15 August 1945, at about 1630 hours, a Mr Gemmel was riding a horse in Harfleur Street, towards the town of Deniliquin, when at the comer of Harfleur and Hughes Streets, he stopped to talk to Flight Sergeant Green. After a conversation, Mr Gemmel took his left foot out of the strirup, and Flight Sergeant Green put his left foot in the stirrup, and got on the horse behind Mr Gemmel. Immediately he got on the horse, the horse plunged forward suddenly. Flight Sergeant Green had his arms around Mr Gemmel’s waist, and the sudden movement caused Green to lose balance and fall to the roadway. He was knocked unconscious and bleeding from the nose and ear. Flight Sergeant Green was placed in a car and taken to hospital. He died on the 16 August from his injuries of concussion and a fractured skull.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/750