Private William Greig

Private William Greig, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. He was accidentally killed by a comrade in France on 15th March 1917 and is buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, France. At this time the Battalion were holding trenches on the Peronne- Bapaume road in the Somme sector. He was the husband of Mrs Greig of 75 West End, Tweedmouth and had been a Regular in the Scots Guards for eighteen years before leaving to become a miner. On the outbreak of War, as a Reservist, he had been recalled to his old Regiment. During the Battle of Festubert in 1915 he had been badly wounded in the mouth and did not return to the front until October 1916. Some men of the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards had been practising weapons training nearby when a live round accidentally went through the canteen wall where he was sitting at that time and killed him outright.

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