Private George Weir

Private George Weir, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.  He died in France on 5th November 1916 of wounds received in action on 31st October during the last days of the Battle of the Somme, aged 38. He was the son of George Weir of Rutherford House, Yetholm, Kelso. He had been born in Morebattle and had lived and before enlisting in Berwick-upon-Tweed he had been employed as the Farm Steward at Woodside, Yetholm. He is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Until The Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away “. ( The Memorial has his regiment as the Kings Own Scottish Borderers but after reaching France he was transferred into the 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers ).

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