Jacob Green 2 signature

On this day in 1916, Jacob Green signed up in Deseronto, the second local man of this name to enlist. Jacob stated that he was born in Shannonville on March 13th, 1896. His parents were Archie Green and Jane Brant (Jane died in 1911 of tuberculosis), who were both Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. He gave Lydia Brant, his grandmother, as his next of kin.

Jacob joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636686. He had a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Northland on October 28th, 1916 and joined the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles in France on December 6th. He was ill with impetigo and appendicitis while overseas and was injured in the left forearm by a gunshot on October 27th, 1917. Green rejoined his unit in France on September 11th, 1918.

Jacob left England for Canada on March 3rd, 1919 and was demobilized at Kingston on March 28th. He married Winnie Hill in Deseronto on June 5th, 1919. He died on July 1st, 1959.