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   Chaplain Rev Richard Ussher Greer
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Army Chaplains Department (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/07/1868
Died: 23/06/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 46
Richard Ussher Greer was born on 29 July 1868 at Riverside, County Tyrone. Richard was the son of the Reverend William Henry and Charlotte Pike. Rev Greer was Rector of Kilcoleman and Crossboyle, County Mayo. Richard was educated at the Royal School Armagh and then the Royal School Dungannon and Trinity College Dublin (1887-93). In 1911 he was appointed Rector of Seapatrick Parish Church, Banbridge. Rev. Greer secured a chaplaincy with the 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers). While Rev Greer was on a leave of absence from there, that he suffered a brain hemorrhage at home and died suddenly on 23 June 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tullanisken Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Newmills, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref: Rear of Church near tower
CWGC Casualty 75229976
There are now 3 WWI burials. None have a CWGC gravestone. Private George Montgomery, United States Army, who was killed in action in World War Two, is commemorated on the headstone of the family plot in this churchyard, in Grave 9.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Royal School Dungannon Book 28
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Greer Family Lists Richard Ussher as age 32 living with the family at house 29 in Cliftonville Road, Clifton, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Greer Family Lists Richard Ussher as age 42 living with the family at house 5 in Dublin Road, Lisburn, Antrim
3 Community Trees Information on Richard Ussher Greer.
4 Colour photo of Rev Richard Ussher Greer
5 Forum discussion (GWF) Mentions Richard not actually getting to France.
6 Raymonds County Down Website Includes images which give a full biography of Richard Ussher Greer.
7 The Peerage Family tree including birth dates
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rev Richard Ussher Greer's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023