Private George Weir

Private George Weir, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He died in France on 5th November 1916, aged 38 of wounds received in action during the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of George Weir of Rutherford House, Yetholm, Kelso and is buried in Warlingcourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Somme, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Until The Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away”. The photographs show the state of the battlefield after the autumn rains turned the chalky nature of the ground into a glutinous quagmire making any kind of movement difficult.

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