David Downie Weir

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 40358
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 16th Siege Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 08.08.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 17 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Twine Dept, Bowbridge Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Weir, 17 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Weir, 17 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Andrew & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Downie Weir

David Downie Weir   40358   Royal Garrison Artillery

Dundee Gunner Falls.

Mrs Weir, 17 Ogilvie’s Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her youngest son, Gunner David Weir, was killed in action on August 8.  Gunner Weir was in the army when war broke out, having enlisted in February, 1914, and had been in France since September, 1914.  Before joining the colours, he was employed in the twine department of Bowbridge Works.  Deceased was 21 years of age.  Two brothers are on active service.  Andrew is a stoker in the Royal Navy, and John is serving in the Royal Marines.

Dundee Courier 28th August 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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