ROBERT PHILIP GREG 

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 11th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds Friday 3rd May 1918 Age 19County Memorial Styal
Commemorated\Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Grave\Panel Ref: XXVII.E.20A.
Belgium

Born 10 February 1899, baptised 12 April 1899, at Christ Church, Walmsley, Lancashire, son of sewing cotton manufacturer, Ernest William and Marian, (nee Cross) Greg, of Higher Dunscar House, Turton, Lancashire. A family of five children, he had two elder sisters, Margaret Hyde and Helen Kynaston, along with his brothers, Arthur Tylston and Alexander Carlton. His brother, Arthur was also a casualty of the Great War. Robert was educated at Rugby, leaving in 1917. On the 27 September 1917 he was posted to the 21st Officers Cadet Battalion at Crookham, Hampshire, where he remained until Christmas. 28 January 1918, he was gazetted to the 4th Reserve Battalion Cheshire Regiment (T.F.), joining his unit at Oswestry. Robert was then posted to France, 16 April 1918, where on arrival he joined the 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, they were in the 75th Brigade 25th Division. Less than two weeks later, on 29 April, whilst sheltering in his dugout near Kemmel, West Vlaanderen, he was fatally wounded by a H.E. shell, Robert died of his wounds, Friday 3 May 1918, aged 19 years.

Cheshire County Memorial Project would like to thank H.A.G Carlisle for this information on Robert.

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