|Place of birth||Bendigo Victoria|
|School||Warrnambool College, Victoria|
|Address||Bank of Victoria, Penshurst, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, David Grieg, Bank of Victoria, Penshurst, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Acting Corporal|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'For gallantry in charge of Brigade carrying parties, showing conspicuous coolness under fire and rendering valuable services.'
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 31), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Warrnambool College Honour Roll ('They died for us. For Empire & Right.') Parents: David and Jane GREIG, Penshurst, Victoria. Native of Bendigo, Victoria|
'For plucky work in charge of Brigade carrying parties by day and night to the front line at POZIERES and MOUQUET on the 26th August, 1916. He distinguished himself by his coolness and determination under fire, at times extremely heavy, and succeeded in getting his loads delivered regularly and at the appointed hours, thanks to his excellent example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal