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9596   Private John Weir
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/03/1896
Died: 29/04/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
John Weir was the son of John and Margaret Weir. John Weir was born on 17th March 1896 in Mullyrodden, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer. John Weir volunteered on the 4th January 1915. Private John Weir was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 29th April 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 127-129
CWGC Casualty 736911
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Weir family Lists John as age 5 living with the family at house 1 in Finvey, The Sandholes, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Weir family Does not list John as living with the family at house 1 in Ross Beg, Donaghmore, Tyrone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists John Weir, born Mullyrudden, Killeeshil, Dungannon
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John Weir
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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