S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Greig, Mr Douglas William (analytical chemistry)

Born: 1885, Newcastle-on-Tyne, United Kingdom.
Died: 10 March 1911, Modderfontein, District Kempton Park, South Africa.

Douglas William Greig was the eldest son of J.H. Greig and his wife M. Greig, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. He was employed at the Modderfontein Dynamite Factory and as co-author of William Cullen* published a paper on "Analysis of gases from burning nitro-glycerine explosives" in the Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa (1909/10, Vol. 10, p. 90).

Greig was a member of the Modderfontein church choir. He died at Modderfontein, at the age of 26, and was buried there.


List of sources:

Greig, Douglas William. eGGSA library, at http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=3324746 Retrieved on 20 March 2917.

Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa, 1909/10, Vol. 10, paper by W. Cullen and D.W. Greig.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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