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Irwin Montgomery Greig

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Major-General Irwin Montgomery Greig ( -1887)


1887 Obituary [1]

MAJOR-GENERAL IRWIN MONTGOMERY GREIG, of the Royal (late Bombay) Engineers, died on the 4th of July, 1887, at Hyde Park Mansions, London, and was buried at the Kensal Green Cemetery, many of his brother officers attending the funeral.

The deceased officer joined the service of the Honourable East India Company on the 9th of December, 1852, having been a cadet at Addiscombe. After serving at the Royal Engineer establishment at Chatham for two years, he proceeded to India, arriving in Bombay on the 1st of January, 1855.

He was appointed an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department, Bombay, and was employed at Aden and Perim from October, 1855, to July, 1859, in the construction of masonry forts, tanks, barracks, tunnels, &c.

He joined the expedition into Arabia in 1858, being present at the storming of the Arab village and fort of Sheik Othman.

Between 1859 and 1862, he served as executive engineer in Poona, Khandesh, and the Northern Konkan districts, where works of irrigation and road construction were in progress.

From February, 1862, to September, 1863, he was deputy-consulting engineer for railways, and subsequently was executive engineer at Ahmedabad and Khandesh, largely employed in the construction of roads and bridges till 1867.

In 1868, he served in the Abyssinian campaign as field engineer, in charge of the engineer park, and was mentioned in despatches.

Between 1871 and 1879, he served as executive engineer in Kanara, Khandesh, Lower and Central Sind, and Dharwar, when he was appointed superintending engineer of the southern division. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the northern division, and in 1880 to the central division of the Bombay Presidency, which post he held till he finally quitted India on the 27th of February, 1886.

He retired from the service on the 6th of November following.

Major-General Greig was elected an Associate of the Institution in December, 1873



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