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Thomas Boles Greer

In memory of:

Lieutenant Thomas Boles Greer

July 21, 1917

Military Service


Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

38th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of James and Margaret Haliburton Greer, of Toronto; husband of Mildred Irene Greer, of 233, Fern Avenue, Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 247 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XVII. D. 25.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Canadian Buffs Memorial, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent
“IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS OF THE CANADIAN BUFFS WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914-1919, ERECTED BY COMRADES”
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star, December 2nd, 1918.
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Memorial Plaque– Lt. Thomas Boles Greer's name is included on this Memorial Plaque.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Craig B. Cameron, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Etaples Military Cemetery– Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Photo courtesy of Craig B. Cameron, Toronto, ON.
  • World War I Memorial tablet– World War One memorial tablet, St. Paul's (Anglican), Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario.  One of two memorial tablets set within a spectacular carved alabaster chancel screen.  Erected in memory of the men of St. Paul's who died during the first World War and unveiled in March 1926.   Each alabaster tablet incorporates mosaic work depicting kneeling angels holding a laurel wreath and a torch.  Seventy-six names in total were listed by date of death.   Inscribed:  "IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE", and from The Very Reverend Cyril Alington:   "And us they trusted. We the task inherit / The unfinished task for which their lives were spent / But leaving us a portion of their spirit / They gave their witness and they died content."
  • Inscription– World War One memorial tablet set in the chancel screen at St. Paul's (Anglican),  Toronto, Ontario.  The screen is in three sections, with the two outside sections displaying the tablets.  The chancel screen includes statues of twelve historic figures including Admiral Earl Beatty, King George V, Earl Kitchener, Marshal Foch, Earl Haig, and Lord Byng of Vimy.  The screen was the work of Messrs. J. Wippell & Co., of Exeter, England.
 
 The great chancel war memorial windows are located above. These are inscribed:   "To the Greater Glory of God and in Everlasting Remembrance of the Men of St. Paul's Parish who gave their lives in Defence of Justice, Liberty and Truth, A.D. 1914-1919."  They were unveiled in 1921 by the Governor-General of Canada, Baron Byng of Vimy.  Another World War One memorial window in honour of the men named on the tablets is located on the east wall of the Nave.  The panels include fragments of glass from 70 buildings in the war zones.  It was unveiled by Baron Byng of Vimy in 1922.  Both windows were manufactured by Robert McCausland Ltd. of Toronto.
  • Badge– Husband of Mildred Irene Greer, Toronto, Ontario - son of James and Margaret Greer, Toronto, Ontario.

Joined the 180th Battalion, CEF, as an other rank on 8 September 1916 (number 916549) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 27 December 1916 - wounded on 30 June 1917 - died of those wounds on 21 July 1917 - buried in Etaples Military Cemetery (grave XVII.D.25), France.

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