Sergeant John Weir

Sergeant John S. Weir, 1st/7th Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in France on 21st July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, aged 19. He was the son of William and Jane Weir of Roselea, Oxton and the brother of Robert Weir above. He is buried in Danzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. At that time the Battalion was in reserve in trenches in Mametz Wood and suffered from intermittent shelling which cost 2 Officers wounded with 3 Other Ranks killed and 51 wounded. Sergeant Weir was one of the fatalities. His Headstone is inscribed ” Abide With Me “.

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