Eric Beresford Greer was the son of Sir Joseph Henry Greer and Olivia Mary Beresford. He was born in April 1892 at the Curragh in County Kildare. Eric and his brother Francis were raised by their grandmother, Agnes Isabella Greer, in Moy, County Tyrone. He went to Eton and then Sandhurst. He joined the Irish Guards in 1911. He was a fine athlete. Eric was mentioned three times in despatches. He won the Military Cross. He rose from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel. In 1917, his brother was killed and he was married within days. Lieutenant Colonel Eric Beresford Greer was commanding the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on 31st July 1917. His wife died in 1918 at the age of 22, leaving behind an orphaned baby daughter.
Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne. From Ieper town centre the Veurnseweg (N8) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then turning right onto Haiglaan. Veurnseweg is a continuation of Haiglaan. On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. 2 kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.