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S/13953   Lance Corporal Joseph Greer
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/07/1895
Died: 05/06/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Summary      
Joseph Greer was the son of Matilda Greer. Joseph was born on 23rd July 1895 in Ahoghill. The family lived in Portglenone, County Antrim. Lance Corporal Joseph Greer was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in France when he died of wounds on 5th June 1918. He was 22 years old.
Further Information
Joseph Greer was the son of Matilda Greer, nee Fullerton. Joseph was born on 23rd July 1895 in Ahoghill.
Family: Matilda Greer, Joseph Greer (born 23rd July 1895, Ahoghill), Alexander Greer (born 5th November 1897, Portglenone), William Greer (born 3rd April 1900, Portglenone).
The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 5 living with the family at house 6 in Garvaghy, Portglenone, County Antrim.
Medal card
Lance Corporal Joseph Greer was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in France when he died of wounds on 5th June 1918. He was 22 years old.
Lance Corporal Joseph Greer is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. Le Treport is a small seaport 25 kilometres north-east of Dieppe. It was an important hospital centre during the war.
The CWGC record Lance Corporal J Greer as the son of Mrs M Greer of Sprucebank, Portglenone, County. Antrim.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Garvaghy, Portglenone Portglenone Census listing in Garvaghy, Portglenone 54.873899 -6.462796
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Greer family 1901 census lists Joseph as age 5 living with the family at house 6 in Garvaghy, Portglanone, Antrim
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Lance Corporal Joseph Greer
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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