The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Lieut. Henry Anson Green

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - H.A. Green

Service: Biographical Sketch (Source)

Henry Anson Green, business manager and soldier, was born in Ottawa, April 4, 1893, the son of Reverend William Henry Green and Annie Johnston Green, née White. He attended Trinity College School, Port Hope, and Eganville High School. Upon graduation in 1909, he was employed by the Merchant's Bank of Canada at the Eganville branch. Following several moves with the Bank, Green was working in the Toronto main office at the outbreak of World War I.

In November 1915, he joined the army as a private in the Fifth Universities Company Reinforcements. Sent overseas in April 1916, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in England and transported to France later that year with the Royal Canadian Regiment. Green was severely wounded soon after his arrival in France and recuperated in England before returning to Canada where he was medically discharged in 1917.

He returned to the Merchant's Bank employ for a short period before joining M.J. O'Brien Limited in Renfrew, a holding company headed by Senator M.J. O'Brien. Beginning as a bookeeper, Green eventually became Managing Director and was at one time Secretary Treasurer or Vice President of fourteen different companies, including The Canada Gulf Terminal Railway, The Renfrew Woollen Mills, and Delora Mining and Smelting. He continued his military association by joining the active militia, becoming a Major in the Governor General's Foot Guards in the early 1930s. H. Anson Green married Mary Monica O'Halloran on October 4, 1922. They had three children, Mary Monica, George Henry Anson (Harry), and Thomas Melbourne Anson.

Date of Birth - 4 Apr 1893