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Canadian Soldiers' riot, Epsom 1919 - call for descendants


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Feature on BBC Surrey's Breakfast show this morning (14th Feb '19) about the Canadian soldiers' riot on 17th June 1919 at Epsom police station which resulted in the tragic  death of Station Sergeant Thomas Green, and plans to commemorate the centenary this year (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06yvtp4 run forward to approx 1:51:25) With this in mind the Bourne Hall Museum in Epsom is looking to get in contact with descendants of anyone involved.

 

Preliminary details of the commemoration & contact details given in this link https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/epsom-and-ewell/events/feature/the-epsom-riot-of-1919--memorial-events/

 

NigelS

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Moonraker

I've just posted the following info on the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group forum about Allan McMaster, who killed Sergeant Green:

 

"After the war McMaster lived in Timmins and later went to Winnipeg (1924) where he allegedly confessed to delivering the killing blow. I leave it to Ric’s book to flush out the details and decisions on how much fact and fiction he wants to mix."

https://www.sudbury.com/columns/guest-columns/in-1919-400-canadian-soldiers-rioted-in-epsom-england-and-a-sudbury-authors-grandfather-was-among-them-1020258


"Back in Canada, McMaster confessed to the murder of Sergeant Green in 1929, and was detained by the Canadian police, but he was released after Scotland Yard said he had been legally dealt with by the Guildford court in relation to Green's death. This left the case officially unsolved. In 2010, We Are Not Manslaughterers by Martin Knight was published. The book contended the mysterious death of a Canadian soldier in Epsom days after that of Sgt. Green was a revenge killing.[5]" (Wikipedia)

See also "The Murder of Station Sergeant Green"

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