Richard Ussher Greer was born on 29 July 1868 at Riverside, County Tyrone. Richard was the son of the Reverend William Henry and Charlotte Pike. Rev Greer was Rector of Kilcoleman and Crossboyle, County Mayo. Richard was educated at the Royal School Armagh and then the Royal School Dungannon and Trinity College Dublin (1887-93). In 1911 he was appointed Rector of Seapatrick Parish Church, Banbridge. Rev. Greer secured a chaplaincy with the 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers). While Rev Greer was on a leave of absence from there, that he suffered a brain hemorrhage at home and died suddenly on 23 June 1915.
There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war in Tullanisken Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Churchyard. Grave 43 is the family plot which contains the grave of Rev Richard Ussher Greer. Grave 45 is the final resting place of Private Thomas Patterson. Neither of the two have a CWGC gravestone. Private George Montgomery, United States Army, who was killed in action in World War Two, is commemorated on the headstone of the family plot in this churchyard, in Grave 9.