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14585   Sergeant Patrick Joseph Weir
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/03/1917 (Died)
Age: 40
Patrick Weir was born in Fintona, County Tyrone about 1877. Patrick Weir married Elizabeth Jane Weir about 1888. The 1901 census shows Patrick living with his wife and child in Fintona, working as a rural postman. 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. Sergeant Patrick J Weir was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died near Albert in France on 2nd March 1917, age 40.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
  Dernancourt, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave V-D-40
CWGC Casualty 427676
Dernancourt is a village 3 kilometres south of Albert. The Communal Cemetery is a little west of the village, and the Extension is on the north-west side of the Communal Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
3 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
2 Football Match 11 December 1915
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Weir family Lists Patrick as age 23 living with his wife and family at house 12 in Church Street, Fintona, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Weir family Lists Patrick as age 34 living with the family at house 3 in Mullaghmore, Mountnorris, Armagh
3 Dublin War Memorials Great Northern Railway War Memorial, Connolly Station Dublin lists Patrick Weir
4 Photo of Sergeant Patrick Weir's gravestone and of family headstone
5 Genealogy website Brief details of the family
6 Irish War Memorials Great Northern Railway War Memorial, Belfast Central Station lists Patrick Weir
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Patrick J Weir's gravestone can be purchased here
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