Jonas Green signature

On this day in 1916, Jonas Green signed up in Marlbank, Ontario. He was born in around 1873 in Tyendinaga, the son of Isaac Green, a Mohawk, and Elizabeth (née Pearson). He married Jane Boumhower in Napanee on May 3rd, 1912. His younger brother Sampson had enlisted on January 25th, 1916.

Like his brother, Jonas joined the 155th Battalion initially, with a regimental number of 636576. He was five feet six and a quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He had the initials ‘J.G.’ tattooed on his right forearm.

In October 1916 his service file shows that he was transferred to No. 3 Special Service Company, based at Fort Henry in Kingston. In March 1918 Green was discharged from the army for being overage and because he was suffering from kidney disease.

Jonas Green died on August 30th, 1921 of typhoid fever in Belleville General Hospital.