b. 27/01/1890 Heanor, Derbyshire. d. 10/08/1969 Heanor, Derbyshire.
He was 28 years old, and a sergeant in the 13th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), British Army during the First World War when he performed a deed for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
On 6 May 1918 at Bucquoy, France, when all the officers of Sergeant Gregg's company had been hit during an attack on an enemy outpost, he took command, rushing two enemy posts, killing some of the gun teams, taking prisoners and capturing a machine-gun. He then started to consolidate his position until driven back by a counter-attack, but as reinforcements had by now come up, he led a charge, personally bombed a hostile machine-gun, killed the crew and captured the gun. When driven back again, he led another successful attack and held on to his position until ordered to withdraw.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: ROYAL GREEN JACKETS MUSEUM, WINCHESTER.
BURIAL PLACE: HEANOR CREMATORIUM, HEANOR, DERBYSHIRE. ASHES SCATTERED.
Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester, Hampshire
William Gregg VC Leisure Centre, Heanor
Memorials to Valour (Steve Lee)