We remember William Best Greig

We remember William Best Greig

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Timeline

Timeline

1870
birth At Sea (Indian Ocean) India Source:5462152 Source:9110877 24th March 1870
1890
service British Army Second Lieutenant The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Source:9110820 29th October 1890 - 15th March 1892
1890
commission Regular Source:9110820 29th October 1890
1892
service Indian Army Second Lieutenant 22nd Madras Infantry Indian Staff Corps Source:9110877 16th March 1892 - 6th October 1892
1892
service Indian Army Lieutenant 22nd Madras Infantry Indian Staff Corps Source:9110877 7th October 1892 - 9th July 1901
1901
service Indian Army Captain 22nd Madras Infantry Indian Staff Corps Source:9110877 10th July 1901 - 3rd March 1909
1908
location Qualicum Beach, Vancouver United Kingdom their own address Source:9110877 1908
1909
service British Army Major 82nd Punjabis Source:9110820 1909 - 1910
1910
discharge Source:9110820 3rd December 1910
1914
enlistment Woolwoch - Re-enlisted United Kingdom Source:9110877 1914
1915
service Indian Army Major 82nd Punjabs Attached to General Staff Source:9110820 1st February 1915
1915
appointments Staff Captain Source:9110820 1st February 1915 - 20th August 1915
1918
location Delhi India military residence address Source:9110877 1918
1919
appointments Divisional Recruiting Officer, Delhi Source:9110820 3rd June 1919
1919
awards Order of the British Empire (OBE) British Award/Decoration Source:9110820 3rd June 1919
1920
location Englishman's River, Parksville, Vancouver Island Canada their own address Source:9110877 1920 - 1939
1927
marriage Elizabeth Ann Macdonald Source:9110877 19th March 1927
1939
location Arbutus Road, Gordon Head, Victoria United Kingdom their own address Source:9110877 1939
education Brentwood College Essex United Kingdom Source:9110877
education School Stratford on Avon United Kingdom Source:9110877
theatres Indian Frontier :6g Source:5462152
hospitalisation Lost a leg "in some battle, [and] he was invalided out of the Indian Army" - Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who Hospital/Institution Source:9110877
education Royal Military College Sandhurst United Kingdom Source:9110820
1941
death Gordon Head, Victoria Canada Source:9110877 9th July 1941
burial Saint Michael And All Angels' Church Cemetery Non-War Cemetery Saanich, British Columbia Canada Source:9110877

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William Best
Initials WB
Last Name Greig
Source 5462152
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Arbutus Road, Gordon Head, Victoria United Kingdom their own address 1939
Delhi India military residence address known 1918
Englishman's River, Parksville, Vancouver Island Canada their own address 1920 - 1939
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver United Kingdom their own address 1908
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Second Lieutenant
British Army 82nd Punjabis Major
Indian Army 22nd Madras Infantry Indian Staff Corps Second Lieutenant
Indian Army 22nd Madras Infantry Indian Staff Corps Lieutenant
Indian Army 22nd Madras Infantry Indian Staff Corps Captain
Indian Army 82nd Punjabs Attached to General Staff Major
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Order of the British Empire (OBE) British Award/Decoration
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Captain John G. Greig father
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Elizabeth Ann Macdonald wife 19th March 1927
Religion
DateReligionSource
1870-09-04 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

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External Evidence

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London Gazette M2740
Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who, 1850-1950 M2740

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Major W Greig M2740

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