Augustus Edward Greig was born in Hobart on 22 Jun 1868, the youngest of four children of Charles Grace Greig (1834-1897), a tailor, and his wife Mary Augusta Smales (1845-1917). When Augustus was five the family moved to Launceston. He was educated at the Launceston Church Grammar School. He married Lilian Ella Mitchell on 24 Dec 1919 at the Holy Trinity Church, Launceston. They had one son, John Charles Mitchell, who was born in 1920 and died in 1993. Ella was an accomplished artist and a member of the Launceston Art Society. She died 29 Apr 1936, and Augustus died on 3 Dec 1942 aged 72. He was buried at the Carr Villa Cemetery in Section B1 No 178. See The Examiner 1 Apr 2006, p.30.