Lieutenant Robert Weir

Lieutenant Robert Weir, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France during the Battle of the Somme on 16th November 1916, aged 29, during the successful attack and capture of Beaumont Hamel by the 51st (Highland Division). He was the son of William and Jane Weir of “Roselea”, Oxton and is buried in Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery, Somme, France. His Headstone is inscribed “Abide with Me”. The photograph shows the remains of the village after its capture by the Highlanders.

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