Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Matthew Greeley

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Matthew Greeley

July 1, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

1574

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Jabez and Sarah Greeley, of Portugal Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland; husband of Sadie Greeley, of 46, Carmtyne Terrace, Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 49 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

H. 4.

Location:

The village of Mesnil is about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert on the D129 road. The KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, which is situated in a valley among fields, is about 2 kilometres north-east of Mesnil (signposted in the centre of Mesnil). Access is by a farm track of which 1 kilometre is tarmac and 1 kilometre is dirt track (unsuitable for cars). The KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY is 200 metres from the track and no permanent grass pathway exists.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Scroll– Memorial Scroll awarded to Matthew Greeley.
  • Beaumont-Hamel Memorial– This is the monument that now stands at Beaumont-Hamel Memorial.
  • July Drive Article– This article depicts the events that occured on July 1, 1916, often known as 'The July Drive'.
  • Monument– Monument in Portugal Cove where Matthew is commemorated (right).
  • Monument 2– A closer view of the monument in Portugal Cove where Matthew is commemorated.

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