Greet, William Henry

Grave marker of Colour Sergeant William Henry Greet

Colour Sergeant William Henry Greet was born in Dublin, Ireland 19 January 1883.

He was a member of the Canadian Team sent to England to compete in the the 1910 Bisley Meet.

On 2 August 1910, shortly after the competition ended, he died in Bisley’s Cambridge Hospital of enteric fever (typhoid) at the age of 28.

He is buried in Saint John the Baptist Churchyard, Bisley. A monument was erected by the Queen’s Own Rifles Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, many of whose members were in England at the time, having accompanied their husbands on the 1910 trip to train with the British Army.

Service Record

  • 1904 – Was a Rifleman with the Queen’s Own
  • 1907 – Sergeant
  • 1908 – Colour Sergeant
  • 1910 – On Canadian Bisley Team

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