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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

George Fergus Greig as a captain in the 61 Infantry Battalion (Newmarket) prior to enlistment in the AIF. 

Courtesy of Russell Smith.

 

Greig G F    Sgt    407    George Fergus        7 Inf Bn    23    Tramway motorman    Single    Pres        

Address:    Ascot Vale, Moonee St, 8  [Electoral Roll 1914)

Next of Kin:    Grieg, Mrs, [mother] 540 Spencer St, West Melbourne    

Enlisted:    17 Aug 1914  

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914    

Prior Service:  3 years senior cadets; 2½ years Victorian Scottish Regiment; 3 yr 4 mos Captain senior cadets UT. [Universal Training]

 

Date of Death: 08/05/1915

CWGC:  "Son of George and Mary A. Greig, of Moonya Rd, Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia.

Native of Melbourne, Victoria".

HELLES MEMORIAL

 

Friend of:

Scharness C Colour Sgt 406  KIA

Garner-G-G--L--Sgt-411   DOW

 

ESSENDON MEN APPRECIATIVE
An Essendon resident who gave a parcel of goods to the Patriotic Fund
has received a letter from Sergeant G. F. Greig, formerly of Essendon, and
now on active service with the 7th Battalion First A.I.F. in Egypt. The writer
says: — "It was with great pleasure that by some strange chance our company
received, among other patriotic donations, some goods from the ladies of
Essendon, and on opening my parcel I was delighted to read your cheerful
message. Being a resident of the Essendon district myself, you can under
stand how highly I appreciate your present, and the peculiar coincidence
that made it fall into my hands. On behalf of the Essendon boys allow me
to heartily thank you and the other ladies in your district for the articles
sent, which will prove a great benefit to us, especially when we leave for the
firing line in Europe."

ESSENDON MEN APPRECIATIVE (1915, March 31). The Herald

  (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 8. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242263207

 

Mentioned in Correspondence

Stewart L Pte 688   "Sergeant-Major Greig was killed in a charge".
Elliott-H-E-Lieut-Col  In a letter to Cr Henderson, published in the Essendon Gazette 9 Mar 1916
Thaw A J L Cpl 1001 Letter in Essendon Gazette 14 Oct 1915

Australian War Memorial Collection

PR00277 - Greig, George Fergus (Company Sergeant-Major)

"Diary describing sea voyage to Egypt, training at Mena Camp, Provost duties both on ship and in Cairo, assembly of fleet at Lemnos, landing at Gallipoli and subsequent days fighting, casualties, fighting at Krithia. Transcript contains copies of letters describing his death in action on 8th May".

Mentioned in this publication:
Gallipoli, by Les Carlyon , http://tinyurl.com/l4snf7w

Sergeant George Fergus Greig (killed) was 23

years of age and the second son of Mr. George

Greig, West Melbourne. He was a printer's

machinist by trade, and previous to enlisting

was employed by the North Melbourne Electric

Tramway Company. He was a Sergeant in the

Victorian Scottish Regiment, and captain of No

61 area, Newmarket.

 

Sergeant-Major Vernon H. Barber. (1915, June 26). The Age

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 18. Retrieved November 21, 2015,

from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154957587

 

GREIG-Killed in action at the Dardanelles, Ser-

geant George Fergus Greig, of B Co., 7th Bat-    

talion, 1st A.I.E.F., the loved son of George and

Mary Greig, brother of Alex., Elsie, Winnie,  

Mabel, Lindsay, and Violet, of 540 Spencer street,

West Melbourne, late sergeant Victorian Scottish

Regiment and captain of area 61, and member

of Essendon Rifle Club, aged 23 years 11 months.

Deeply mourned.

 

Family Notices. (1915, June 23). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1. Retrieved November 21, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1526219

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

Patriotic Concert, Essendon Town Hall, 1914

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour killed    

North Melbourne Electric Tramways and Lighting Company

Flemington Branch Australian Natives Association (ANA) *

 

In Memoriam

 

GREIG - Sergeant G F Greig, No 407, 7th Bat-

talion, AEF, killed in action, on Gallipoli

Peninsula.

A good comrade and a brave soldier.

(Inserted by employees North Melbourne Electric

Tramways and Lighting Co Ltd. )

 

 

GREIG - Killed in action on Gallipoli Peninsula,

Sergeant George Fergus Greig, dearly loved

friend of Bessie Hedley.

Deeply mourned

(Inserted by B J Hedley*, Moonee Ponds,)

 

Above two extracts courtesy of Kim Phillips,

Spirits of Gallipoli.

 

GREIG.-A tribute of love to the memory of our

dear son. Sgt.-Major George Fergus, 7th Batt,  

1st A.I.F., killed in action at Cape Helles on the  

8th May, 1915.

Now the soldier's task is o'er;

Now the battle day is past;  

Now upon the farther shore

Lands the voyager at last.

-(Inserted by his sorrowing father and mother.)

 

GREIG.-A tribute of love to the memory of our

dear brother, Sgt.-Major George Fergus, 7th

Batt., 1st A.I.F., killed in action at Cape Helles

on the 8th May, 1915.

No useless coffin enclosed his breast,

Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him;  

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,  

With his martial cloak around him.

-(Inserted by his loving sisters and fiancee, Bessie

Hedley.)

 

GREIG.-In loving memory of our dear brother

George Serg.-Major "B" Coy., 7th Batt., A.I.F.,  

who fell at Cape Helles 8th May, 1915.

For King and country.

-(Inserted by Alex. J. and Andrew Lindsay.)

 

The Argus 8 May 1916

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2110446

 

GREIG.-A tribute of love to the imperishable

memory of our dear son, C. S. M. George

Fergus (407), B. Comp., 7th Batt., killed in

action on 8th May, 1915, at Cape Helles.

His King and country called him.

The call was not in vain;

On Australia's roll of honour

You will find our brave boy's name.

-(Inserted by his loving parents, 71 Hawke

street, West Melbourne.)

 

GREIG.-A tribute of love to the memory of our

dearly loved brother, C.S.M. George Fergus (407),

B. Company, 7th Batt., killed in action 8th May,

1915, at Cape Helles.

Never the lotus closes,

never the wildfowl wake.

But a soul goes out on the East Wind,

that died for England's sake.

-(Inserted by his loving sisters.)

 

GREIG.-In fond memory of our brother, Sgt.

Major George F. Greig, who gave his life in

the Great Cause, Gallipoli, 8th May, 1915.

(Inserted by A.J.G. and A.L.G.)

 

Family Notices. (1917, May 8). The Argus

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1616131

 

GARNER.-In loving memory of Sergeant George

Garner, who died at sea, of wounds received at

Gallipoli, on 14th July, 1915; also a tribute to the

memory of his frlends, Charlie Scharness and

George Greig, both killed in action.

What if to-morrow's cares were here  

Within its rest!  

I'd rather He unlocked the day,

And, as the hours swing open, say,

"My will is best."    

-(lnserted by his loving parents, brothers,

and sisters.)     

The Argus 14 July 1917

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1635682

 

GREIG.-In loving memory of our dear son, C.S.M.      

George Fergus Greig, B. Co., 7th Battalion,    

killed in action at Cape Helles on the 8th May,

1915, late captain Area 61.

Our brave Anzac.

Give to our men in battle's hour

Firm hearts and courage high;

Thy comfort give to those who fall,

Thy peace to those who die.

-(Inserted by his loving parents, 71 Hawke  

street, West Melbourne.)

 

GREIG.-In sad and loving memory of our dear  

brother, Comp. Sgt. Major George F. Greig, B

Co., 7th Batt., killed at Cape Helles, May 8,  

1915.

The memory of his splendid life,  

His brave and fearless end,

Bids all who loved him "carry on"  

For Britain and her men.  

-(Inserted by his loving sisters and brothers.)

 

Family Notices. (1918, May 9). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1658046

 

GREIG.-In fond and loving memory of our dear

son and brother, C.S.M. George Fergus Greig.

Killed In action at Cape Helles, May 8, 1915.

Though death, divides, fond memory clings.

-(Ever remembered by his loving parents,  

brothers, and sisters.)

 

Family Notices. (1921, May 6). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.

Retrieved November 21, 2015, from

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1754012

 

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