Ernest Grenfell GREER


GREER, Ernest Grenfell

Service Number: 10767
Enlisted: 6 September 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 September 1898
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street State School, Adelaide High School
Occupation: Junior Mechanic
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 August 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery
I H 9, Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 10767, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
5 Jan 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 10767, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 10767, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Afric, Melbourne
6 Aug 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 10767, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Thomas and Emily GREER, Main Avenur, Frewville, South Australia

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Greer, have been notified that their son, Gunner E. G. Greer, has been killed in action. He enlisted two years ago, and was at the front for eighteen months. He went to France after a brief period in Egypt. Private Greer was born in Adelaide on September 4, 1898, and educated in the Flinders-street State School, where he passed with high honors and was then transferred to the High School. After he left school he was employed as an electrician for 18 months, when he passed his examination for the public service. He was a junior mechanic. He was about 18 months in the Government service when he enlisted, and he was a member of the United Ancient Order of Druids.