DIVISIONAL UNIT: 4th Canadian Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Brigade, 102nd Battalion - North British Columbia, Canadian Infantry Corps
RESIDENCE: North Bay - Ontario
BORN: Grand Bend - Stephen Township - County of Huron - Ontario
PARENTS: Mr. Syrus and Mary Green - Grand Bend - Ontario
Elton would have received his primary education in the Grand Bend area of Huron or Lampton Counties and possibly taken his high school education at Exeter. He resided and was employed as a stenographer in North Bay prior to his enlistment.
From the time of his enlistment until the time when he travelled to Halifax in preparation for going overseas - a period of approximately 5 months he would have been training for the events that lay ahead.
Private Green arrived in Halifax at approximately mid October of 1917, boarded the SS Scandinavia, departed Canada and then arrived in Liverpool on November 1, 1917. He was immediately assigned to the 8th Canadian Reserve Battalion and then on April 7, 1918 he transferred to the 102nd Battalion.
For the next 5 months his training was at times intense and he was preparing to go onto the continent. Private Green then went overseas into France on April 9th and he joined his unit already in the field on June 15th.
On August 24th, the weather was cool and it is believed from our research that we believe that he was wounded during the afternoon as the position of the Battalion was under heavy enemy shelling from his artillery or when the enemy shelled the French unit which had relieved the 102nd Battalion on the front. The French took casualties and it is possible the 102nd Battalion also took casualties.
Private Green received wounds in the legs, arms, shoulder and back from enemy shell splinters as he was in the front trenches near Rosieres. He was tended to immediately and was then moved to No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance. They then moved him along to No. 47 British Casualty Clearing Station based at Crouy. Then, on August 31st he was moved once again to No 41 Stationary Hospital located in Amiens. Five days later on September 5th he was again moved and this time it was to No. 12 General Hospital based in Rouen. Private Green fought for his life but succumbed to his wounds on September 16, 1918.