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02/09/2018
02/09/2018 Sergeant Patrick J Weir is commemorated on his wife’s headstone in Coolhill Cemetery, Killyman Road, Dungannon.
19/01/2017 Sergeant P J Weir is buried in at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Dernancourt is a village 3 kilometres south of Albert.
19/01/2017 Corporal Patrick Weir, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Clare Terrace, Dungannon, killed.
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19/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th March 1917:
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30/12/2015 Patrick Weir was born in Fintona, County Tyrone about 1877.
30/12/2015 Patrick Weir married Elizabeth Jane Weir about 1888.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census shows Patrick living with his wife and child in Church Street, Fintona, Tyrone. Patrick was working as a rural postman. He was 23 years old.
30/12/2015 By 1911, Patrick Weir was working as a railway porter. He was 34 years old. They now had seven children. The family now lived in Mullaghmore, Mountnorris, County Armagh.
30/12/2015 Sergeant Patrick J Weir was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 2nd March 1917 near Albert in France, age 40.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Patrick as the husband of Elizabeth J. Weir, who was by then living at 2 Boyd's Square, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Patrick Weir is commemorated on both the Great Northern Railway Memorial in Central Station, Belfast and the Great Northern Railway Memorial in Connolly Station, Dublin.
30/12/2015 Another reference to Patrick described him as a Foreman with the railway.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 25th November 1915: Inniskillings Through Rough Times
30/12/2015 Mr Joseph Hayes, Scotch Street, Dungannon, has received the following letter from Sergeant P J Weir, 9th Inniskillings, who is at present in France with the Ulster Division :-
30/12/2015 Patrick Weir enlisted at Finner Camp, County Donegal.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 25th March 1916:
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30/12/2015 Sergeant Patrick Weir, 9th Inniskillings (Tyrone's), is in hospital in France owing to an attack of influenza. He was a railway porter at Dungannon station prior to volunteering and had had previous army experience.
30/12/2015 “Just a line to say I am well, hoping the arrival of these few lines may find yourself, wife and family well. I suppose Dungannon is quiet. I saw Corporal John Johnston here; we were convenient to them for a few days. We are having a bit of a rest at present. We had some rough times sine I saw you last. I can assure you my waist has got very thin; my clothes at home will be fairly loose now if I was putting them on. You can tell the boys I was asking for them. I do not like this country. It is very low-lying in places and very dirty, but there are plenty of fruits lying around. I am sitting on the ground writing now in a hurry to catch post as we are for night work. I can say no more as we are not allowed to say much according to regulation, so I will now conclude with best wishes to you and family, hoping to hear from you some day soon."
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