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DATE OF EM ACTION: 27/02/1911 Modderfontein, South Africa.

 

Very little is known about the life of Robert Greenlees, other than his actions at the British South Africa Explosives Works in Modderfontein on 27th February 1911.

 

EM CITATION:

 

On the 27th February, 1911, Greenlees was engaged along with a fellow-workman named Greig, in destroying bags of Collodion Cotton, when one of the bags ignited and both men were severely burned. Greig's clothes had caught fire and he was helpless from the shock. Greenlees, in spite of the fact that he was suffering from severe pain, went to Greig's assistance and extinguished the flames in time to save his life for the moment, though he subsequently succumbed.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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