George Greer was born on 10th January 1890 at Tievenagh, Parish of Ardtrea. He was a son of William and Letitia Greer (nee McIvor). In 1901 he was living on the family farm at Tamlaght, Coagh. George worked in a hardware shop in Maghera before emigrating to He married a Canadian girl, Annie, in December 1915 and they had one son, George, who was born in 1917.He enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in October 1915. His height is recorded as five feet five inches and his weight as 126lbs. During August 1918 the Canadians opened an offensive on the German front lines near the village of Dury and it was during this offensive that George was killed in action on 2nd September. It is believed that George was killed as they tried to make their way across this open countryside.
Dury is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 1 kilometre north of the straight main road (D939) from Arras to Cambrai. Approximately 16 kilometres from Arras travelling towards Cambrai on the D939 is the Canadian Forces Memorial at Dury. 300 metres after the Memorial the Cemetery is signposted to the left towards Dury village. It is located in open fields, and is approached along an unsurfaced track about 500 metres long