Altrincham WW1 

Reginald Gregg

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:06th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Uplands Cemetery, Magny-La-Fosse
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on the 20th May 1880 at 14 Burgess Street, Salford, the birth being
registered during the June quarter 1880 in the Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/117,
the eldest son of Robert & Sarah Jane Gregg (nee Rudge).

1881 Census -  14 Burgess Street, Salford.  Son - aged: 10 months - born:
Salford.   Head of household - Robert Gregg - Married - aged: 30 - occ:
Grocer's Assistant - born: Westmorland.   Also - Sarah Jane Gregg - Wife -
aged:25 - born: Manchester.

1891 Census - 21 Ivy Street, Salford.   Son - aged: 10 - Scholar - born:
Lancashire.  Head of household - Robert Gregg - Married - aged: 40 - occ:
Grocer - born: Westmorland.   Also - Sarah Jane Gregg - Wife - aged:35 -
born: Lancashire.  Plus 3 younger siblings.

Educated at the Trafford Road Board School, Salford and the Manchester
School of Technology (not listed on their war memorial).

1901 Census - no Trace - serving in South Africa dueing the Anglo-Boer War.
  His family are residing at 22 Weldon Road, Altrincham.  His father -
Robert Gregg is now aged: 50 and employed as a Storekeeper in the Iron
Trade, his mother - aged: 45, plus 2 siblings are also listed.

Married - Edith Worthington Brown at St. Ignatiouus P.C. Salford on the
28th September 1904, the marriage being registered during the September
quarter 1904 in the Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/141.  They had a daughter -
Mollie Gregg, born at Prestwich on the 4th February 1908.

1911 Census - 34 Acresfield Road, Pendleton, Salford.   Son-in-law -
Married - aged: 30 - occ: Comercial Traveller in Chemicals - born: Salford
- plus - Edith Gregg - Wife (daughter to head of household - Samuel & Maria
Brown) - aged: 30 - born: Salford.

Secretary to the firm of Messrs. Peter Spence & Sons Ltd, Chemical
Manufacturers, Manchester, whilst his father was employed at the Linotype
Works, Broadheath.

He served in the Anglo-Boer War and won the Queen's Medal with 4 bars.  He
was, for many years, a Lt in St. Margaret's Church Lads Brigade.

The 15/05/1917 edition of the local newspaper, which stated that he was a
2nd Lt., reported that he had been wounded and was in hospital at Bristol.

WO374/291823 - He enlisted at Sale on the 9th December 1915.  He had
previously served for four years with the 2nd Battalion, Manchester
Volunteer Rgt and the 3rd Volunteer Service Company, Manchester Rgt, being
discharged on the 1st May 1902 (the date of the end of the A.B.W).   He had
served for 1 year, 93 days in South Africa.  He was 5 feet 9 inches in
height and resided at 38 Abbey Road, Ashton upon Mersey.  He applied for a
commission o n the 18th October 1915.  His Character witness was Alfred
Worsley, the Mayor of Salford, who stated that he had knon Reginald for
five years.  His medical was undertaken in Room 38, Houldsworth Hall,
Deansgate, Manchester on the 18th October 1915.  On the 24th May 1916, he
was again medically examined.  He was 5 feet 9 inches in height, weighed
135 lb, his chest measurements were 33/36 inches and he was of good
physical development.  He was attached to the No. 6 Officer Cadet
Battalion, Balliol College, Oxford on the 11th July 1916.   He served at
Home from the 24th  May 1916 to the 2nd November 1916 - 162 days.  
Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on the 25th October 1916 and
posted into the 5th (Reserve) Battalion, Manchester Rgt.

Drafted to France at the end of 1916.

His death was reported in the 18/10/1918 edition of the Altrincham

Probate for Reginald Gregg, 38 Abbey Road, Ashton upon Mersey was granted
at Chester on the 15th February 1919.  His Estate was valued at £870. 5s.
2d. and John William Fitton together with Fred Berry, 27 Churnet Street,
Rochdale Road, Manchester were the Executors of his Will

Left a widow and one daughter.   His widow was residing at 43 Chesterfield
Road, Blackpool in 1919.  Edith married David Whiteside in late 1920.

M.I. - "To him that overcometh, a crown".

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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