Henry GREER DCM

GREER, Henry

Service Number: 1842
Enlisted: 24 February 1916, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Geham, Queensland, 1882
Home Town: Brigalow, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural Causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 3 October 1931
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Queensland
16 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Brisbane
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1842, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 42nd Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1842, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"Sergt. Henry Greer of Brigalow, who has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his platoon commander became a casuality he took command and cleared out two large dug-outs taking about 50 prisoners. On reaching the final objective he established a forward machine gun post in face of heavy machine gun fire. "His organising capacity and skilful leadership," it was stated, "were a great asset." - from the Queenslander 24 May 1919

"GREER.- Friends of Mrs. H. Greer are invited to attend the Funeral of her deceased Husband, Henry Greer, D.C.M., late 42nd Battalion, A.I.F., of Clanroola, Brigalow, Dalby, to leave the Funeral Parlour, 17 Peel-Street, South Brisbane, To-morrow (Monday) Morning, at 10.30 o'clock, for the Toowong Cemetery. 

GREER.— Friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Greer and Family (Moorooka), Mr. and Mrs. William Greer and Family (Boodua), Mr. John Greer and Family (Milton), Mr. Robert Greer (Cairns), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greer (Plainby), Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Harrington (Woody Point), are invited to attend, the Funeral of their deceased Brother, Brother-in-law, and Uncle, Mr. Henry Greer, to leave the Funeral Parlour, 17 Peel- steeet, South Brisbane, To-morrow (Monday) Morning, at 10.30 o'clock, for the Toowong Cemetery." - from the Brisbane Sunday Mail 04 Oct 1931 (nla.gov.au)

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