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GreigR HLieutenantWounded. Zuikerbosch, 21 July 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Engineers, Railway Company, 8th
GreigRonaldLieutenantWounded at Zinkeibosch 21 Jul 1900. Awarded DSO, LG 27 Sep 1901. MiD by Roberts 4 Sep 1901. KSA issued 19 Aug 1903.

QSA (4) Belm MR OFS Tr. KSA

TNA ref 156/1; 313/61

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Royal Engineers, Railway Company, 8th
GreigRonald HenryLieutenantGREIG, RONALD HENRY, Lieutenant, was the eldest son of Lieutenant Colonel B Greig, late Royal Artillery, and grandson of Sir T O Sibbald Scott. He was born on 4 April, 1876, and had his first commission 14 March, 1896, in the Royal Engineers, being promoted Lieutenant, 14 March 1899. He served in the South African War from 1899 to 1902, and was severely wounded. He was present in the advance on Kimberley, and actions at Belmont, Enslin and Modder River, and also took part in the operations in the Orange Free State; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, June and July 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to September 1901, and operations in Orange River Colony, September 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Ronald Henry Greig, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 October 1902. He was promoted Captain 24 March 1905; served as an Adjutant in the Territorial Force 28 August 1909 to 17 May 1912, and became Adjutant (Railway Companies and Depot), Royal Engineers, 31 October 1913. He served in the Great War, in command of a Field Company, and was killed while superintending advanced trench work on the night of 27 August 1914 (aged 40). Major Greig married Mary Hope, daughter of E H Clutterbuck, of Hardenhuish Park, Wiltshire, and left a son and two daughters. One obituary notice says that he was "a distinguished Engineer, who, in addition to service in the present war, was present right through the campaign in South Africa, 1899-1902". Another notice says that he had "a fine record of service in this war and in South Africa". The 'Morning Post' notice of him reads as follows: "Major Ronald Henry Greig, DSO, Royal Engineers, in command of a Field Company (killed while superintending advanced trench work on the night of August 27), was born in 1876, and was son of Lieutenant Colonel B R Greig and Mrs Greig, daughter of Sir T O Sibbald Scott. Major Greig married, in 1909, Mary Hope, daughter of Edmund H Clutterbuck, of Hardenhuish Park, Wilts, and leaves one son and two daughters. Major Greig passed out of Woolwich into the Royal Engineers in March, 1896, and had promotion in March, 1899; he was Captain in 1905, and had his majority in October, 1914. He had served with distinction in the present war. In the South African War (1899-1902) he was severely wounded. He took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin and Modder River. Afterwards he served in many operations in the various Colonies. For these services he was mentioned in Despatches, made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, and received the Queen's and the King's Medals with six clasps".
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
GreigS5571PrivatePrisoner. Belfast, Tr, 8 January 1901
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(King's) Shropshire Light Infantry
GreigT865PrivatePrisoner. Rhenoster River, 7 June 1900
Released
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Railway Pioneer Regiment
GreigT1096TrooperSource: QSA medal roll in WO100/246Colonial Light Horse
GreigT1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
GreigT3031PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
13th Hussars
GreigTSource: WO100/225St John Ambulance Brigade
GreigT H8079CorporalSource: DCM recipientsRoyal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
GreigThomas1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
GreigThomas23207TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Kitchener's Horse
GreigThomas29304PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
GreigThomas37TrooperQSA (4)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Imperial Light Horse
GreigThomas37Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
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