Donald Alister Greer was born on 20 0ct 1894 in County Kildare. He was a son of Henry Francis Greer, of "Glenbarr", Palmerston Road, Dublin and of Mrs. M.E. Greer, later of 152 Chorley New Road, Rolton-le-Moors, Lancashire. Donald studied at Trinity College, Dublin. The Connaught Rangers reported 2nd Lieutenant D A Greer’s arrival from Sandhurst 17 December 1914. Lieutenant Donald Alister Greer was with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he died on 12th July 1916. Age 21.