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On this day in 1917, James Green, a munition worker, was drafted into the 1st Central Ontario Regiment in Toronto. Green was born in Deseronto on August 4th, 1883 (or 1885, according to the 1891 and 1901 census returns), the son of John Green and Christina (née Maracle), who were both Mohawks. By 1911 the family were living in Midland, Ontario, where the men worked in the sawmill.

When he was conscripted, James was described as five feet three and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair. He had a crushed index finger on his left hand and scars on his right leg and stomach. His regimental number was 3031490. His service record shows that he arrived in England on February 6th, 1918 on the SS Scotian. He went to France with the 75th Battalion on May 11th. On December 4th, 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal.

James left England for Canada on May 31st, 1919, on the SS Mauretania. He was demobilized in Toronto on June 8th. A note on his file states that he died on April 1st, 1954.