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Dermott Joseph Green Signalman F/5051 The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals January 21, 1919 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada January 2, 1942 (for active service) Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax, NS 22 5 feet, 6¾ inches Fair Grey Dark Store Manager Single (at enlistment) Roman Catholic Ethel Green (Mother) Halifax, NS (at enlistment) Catherine Marie Green (Wife) Halifax (November 1943) March 3, 1945 26 Woombye Cemetery, Queensland, Australia Plot B. Row C. Grave 10. Commemorated on Page 520 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 3 Dermott Joseph Green was the son of Edward and Ethel Green and the husband of Catherine Marie Green of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Signalman Green enrolled on October 9, 1940 under the National Resources Mobilization Act with the 2nd Battalion of the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He completed his basic training on November 7, 1940, at Yarmouth, NS with five hundred other men in Course No. 1. In November, 1940 he was taken on strength with No. 6 Fortress Signal Company and was struck off strength recalled for active service on December 12, 1941. He enlisted on January 2, 1942 at Yarmouth, NS for active service. He completed training as an Army Clerk in Ontario in July, 1942. While serving with the The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals at Barriefield, Ontario, he was granted permission to marry Catherine Marie Butt on October 17, 1943 and the couple were married on November 3, 1943. He was transferred from Barriefield, Ontario in Canada to Patricia Bay, Australia to serve with No.1 Special Wireless Group as a Clerk Typist. He departed Canada on January 3, 1945 and embarked San Francisco on January 20, 1945 and arrived in Australia on February 16, 1945. Seventeen Canadian soldiers of the Royal Canadian Signals were invited through an Australian Comforts Organizations to spend the weekend of March 2 through 5 at various private homes in Nambour, Buderim, and vicinity in Queenland. Sigmn. Green and Sigmn. Fox were guests of Mrs. Edith Smith at Buderim. On March 3, 1945 Sigmn. Green went swimming at the beach at Maroochydore, Queensland and was caught by the undertow and was drowned. Signalman Green was buried in the WWII section of Woombye Cemetery, Queensland, Australia
Dermott Joseph Green
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