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Jack Green "The General"

Born:
1892
Died:
26 Av 5727 (01 September 1967)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GRE9125
Other first name:
Zelick
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
Dublin, Ireland

Death

Date of death:
26 Av 5727 (01 September 1967)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

12 St Kevins Parade Dublin, Ireland (1901)
4 Walworth Road Dublin, Ireland (1911)
67 Dunsmure Road London (1921)
77 Commercial Street London (1923)

Other Organisations

Name:
St John Ambulance
Name:
The British Red Cross
Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
Significance:
Medical Doctor

Synagogues

Name:
Duke's Place Synagogue
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"The General"

A few years older than my father, "The General" had joined St John's Ambulance Brigade in 1917, in time to go to France and be in attendance at the Battle of Mons. On leave in Dublin, he was walking with my father and other friends by St Stephen's Green with the ribbon of the Mons Medal on his uniform. Two boy scouts, walking by, straightened up and saluted him. "Ah, the General," my father ad his friends immediately quipped. He was never again called anything else. Even his own children called him "The Gen." There were times in his speech when my father never made it to the punch-line, his infectious laughter having intervened. Afterwards, the entire Irish-Jewish medical mafia pummeled my arm and declared, "Ah, wasn't your old man grand"

Jewish Lads' Brigade

Jack was the medical doctor at JLB camps up until the Second World War. His son Geoffrey used to go with him and sleep in his tent.

Family

Spouse

Lily Oldschool (female)

Children

Geoffrey Green (male)

Siblings

Harris Green (male)
Isaac Green (male)
Solomon Green (male)
Bernard Green (male)
Esther Green (female)
Nathan Green (male)
Fanny Green (female)

Parents

Father: Jacob Green (male)
Mother: Sarah Sherskevsky (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Medical
Military record no.:
1416
Date enlisted/conscripted:
22 October 1914
Rank at discharge/death:
Dispenser
Assignments
Regiment:
The British Red Cross
Posting:
Baltic Hospital, Calcus
Medals:
Mons Star
Victory Medal
British War Medal
Regiment:
St John Ambulance Brigade

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Chemist Assistant
Date started:
1911
Type of employment:
Pharmacist
Organisation:
Hayes
Type of employment:
Pharmacist
Organisation:
Cunningham and Robins Chemist, Dublin

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