GREEN, Zebulan MM



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"Zeb" Zebulun GREEN

Born 1 December 1896 in Broome Hill, Western Australia
Son of George GREEN and Bridget Mary Ellen REILLY
Farmer at an unknown location in 1914
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 19 November 1914
     Gave his mother as his next of kin, her address at the time being Broomehill WA
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915
     Driver 726 in the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse during the First World War; was awarded the Military Medal
In November 1919 his engagement was announced to Miss Helena M. GREEN of Donnybrook Farm in Arrino [9: 14-Nov-1919]
Married "Lena" Helena Mena SWEETMAN in Perth in 1920
Farmer of York Grove Farm in Carnamah 1921-1923
     His 882 acre farm was Victoria Location 7186 on the Soldier Settlement Scheme's Carnamah Estate
     Unsuccessfully applied to also take up the 1,232 acre Victoria Location 7185, which was also part of the Carnamah Estate.
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1922 - he was "one of the most popular players of the team" [9: 2-Feb-1923]
Member of the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party in 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
     Himself and his wife performed a dialogue at the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party's Concert on 7 September 1922.
Splendidly fulfilled the position of Father Christmas at the Christmas Tree held in Carnamah on 15 December 1922 [9: 5-Jan-1923]
     Was complimented on the way he filled the role, his witty remarks resulting in laughter from the adults and children present.
Farewelled by the Carnamah Football Club at the Footballers Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 23 January 1923.
     During the evening Carnamah farmer Richard ROBERTSON spoke of his "good fellowship and popularity in the district"
     In response he said he would always look upon his time spent in Carnamah as one of the happiest in his life [9: 2-Feb-1923]
     Also said that the people of Carnamah "were the finest lot of people and sports he had ever had the pleasure to be amongst"
Left Carnamah during early 1923 however by October 1926 himself and his family had returned to the district [9: 2-Feb-1923].
     On their return he appears to have resumed farming, as he had the telephone connected to his farm in 1926 and 1927'
     His house on the farm was telephone number Carnamah-11A
     Upon enrolling to vote in 1927 his wife enrolled with an address of Hillside Farm in Carnamah
     When only partly developed he appears to have sold his 882 acre farm in Carnamah to Samuel E. BROAD.
Commission Agent in Carnamah from 1926 to 1929.
     His agency business in Carnamah was telephone number Carnamah-24.
     Resided with his family at 24 Slater Street in the Carnamah townsite, which was then on the corner of Yarra Yarra Road.
     Also worked as a Fencing Contractor in Carnamah in 1928 and 1929 [4: 22-Sep-1928, 31-Aug-1929, 19-Oct-1929]
     Labourer in Carnamah 1930-1933.
Put in a tender to the Carnamah Road Board to clear 1 miles of road near Winchester in 1927 - his tender was accepted [9: 23-Sep-1927]
Member of the team of married men who defeated a team of single men at cricket in Carnamah in November 1928 [4: 24-Nov-1928]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in the 1920s and 1930s.
In August 1930 was contracted by the Carnamah District Road Board to clear Reading Road in Carnamah [4: 30-Aug-1930]
He also worked for local farmers doing work such as ploughing and training horses.
In 1932 had a hired Chevrolet truck which license plate CA-12 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Rendered a vocal or elocutionary item at the R.S.L. Smoke Social and Friends Night held in Carnamah on 27 August 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1932-33 season [5: 21-Oct-1932]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's 2nd Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
In October 1933 he was employed by the Main Roads Board on a carting contract for the Mingenew-Mullewa Road [5: 13-Oct-1933]
During October his wife and children left Carnamah to join him at Mingenew [5: 13-Oct-1933]
By November 1933 he was working in Geraldton, but was still employed on a contract with the Main Roads Board [5: 3-Nov-1933]
His wife and children left Carnamah on Thursday 2 November 1933 to join him in Geraldton for six months [5: 3-Nov-1933]
They later resided with him in Dongara before returning to Carnamah in mid May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Later in 1935 he was living and working in Yalgoo however his wife and children continued to live in Carnamah [5: 9-Aug-1935]
After spending a few days with his wife and children in Carnamah he returned to Yalgoo on Monday night 5 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Labourer in Dongara in 1938 and in Gunyidi 1939-1941.
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bickley prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 11 November 1941.
Sergeant W42521 in the Australian Army's 7 Employment Company during the Second World War.
Died from injuries on 31 May 1943 in Queensland, Australia.
Buried at the Adelaide River War Cemetery in the Northern Territory of Australia.
His name appears on the Arrino Roll of Honour, presumably because his wife had come from Arrino.
Father of Geoff, Monica, Rex, Elva, and twins Judith and Rae.


"Rex" Reginald Zebulun GREEN

Born 7 April 1923 in Katanning, Western Australia.
Son of "Zeb" Zebulun GREEN and "Lena" Helena Mena SWEETMAN.
Resided with his parents in Carnamah.
Resided in the Perth suburb of South Guildford prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 18 July 1944.
Bombardier WX41628 in the Australian Army's 2/3 Splash Spotting Battery during the Second World War.
Killed in Action on 19 December 1945.
Presumed dead at sea between Ambon, Indonesia and Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Memorialised on the Ambon Memorial at the Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon Island, Indonesia .