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87080   Captain Hubert Gough Greeves
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 181 Airlanding Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/06/1914
Died: 10/07/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Summary      
Hubert Gough Greeves was the youngest son of Robert Douglas and Sarah Louisa Greeves. He was the second youngest of six children. The family lived at Grange, near Moy. Hubert was educated at Dungannon Royal School and then Queens University. Captain Hubert Gough Greeves was serving with the 181 Airlanding Field Ambulance, part of the Royal Army Medical Corps, when he was killed in action in Sicily on 10th July 1943.
Captain Hubert Gough Greeves
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Hubert Gough Greeves was the youngest son of Robert Douglas and Sarah Louisa Greeves. Robert D Greeves and Sarah Louisa Hobson were married on 23rd August 1905 in the district of Dungannon.
Robert Douglas Greeves was Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
Hubert Gough Greeves was born on 19th June 1914 in County Tyrone. He was the second youngest of six children. The family lived at Grange, near Moy.
Known family: Robert Douglas Greeves, Sarah Louisa Greeves, William Hobson Clague Greeves (born 29 Jun 1906), Frederick Douglas Greeves (born 14 Jul 1907), Thomas Noel Greeves (born 20 Oct 1908), John Ernest Greeves (born 9 Oct 1910), Hubert Gough Greeves (born 19 June 1914), Margaret Edith Greeves (born 6 Jun 1916).
Hubert was educated at Dungannon Royal School.
Hubert graduated initially from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.). He then graduated from Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, with a Bachelor of Surgery (B.Ch.).
He graduated from Queen's University in 1938 with a Bachelor of Art of Obstetrics (B.A.O.).
Hubert married Rosaline Burke, the daughter of Raymond Augustus Burke, on 18th October 1942.
Captain Hubert Gough Greeves was serving with the 181 Airlanding Field Ambulance, part of the Royal Army Medical Corps, when he was killed in action in Sicily on 10th July 1943.
Part of the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 involved landing six medical gliders on the island. Of the six medical gliders which set out, only one landed on the island. It is thought that Captain Greevesí glider was one of those lost. It was reported that Captain Greeves and 15 men of ther ranks were missing.
Captain Hubert Gough Greeves has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 12 of the Cassino Memorial in Italy.
Captain Hubert Greeves is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial and on the Queen's University War Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Grange, Moy Moy Family lived in Grange, Moy 54.469438 -6.705231
References and Links
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1 181 Field Ambulance Details of events in July 1943
2 1911 Census lists Greeves family Lists family at house 7 in Killyman Street, Moy, Tyrone
3 1st Battalion - Royal Ulster Rifles Photo of officers including Captain Hubert Greaves
4 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 71. Major RAMC, M.B. B.Ch BAO 1938
5 Robert Douglas Greeves (father) Details of Robert Douglas Greeves (father)
6 The Peerage Details of Hubert Gough Greeves
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