This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Downie Weir
- Date of enlistment: February 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 40358
- Rank: Gunner
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 17 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Twine Dept, Bowbridge Works, Dundee
Jessie Weir, 17 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
John Weir, 17 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
Andrew & John
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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