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8992   Private Armour Weir
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/09/1889
Died: 02/09/1914 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 24
Summary      
Armour Weir was the eldest son of George and Isabella Weir. He was born on 28th September 1889, the oldest of three children, all born in the Moy area. The Weir family lived in the Square in the Moy. George Weir was a boot-maker. Armour was living in Belfast when he enlisted. On 26th August 1914, Private Weir was wounded and taken as a prisoner of war. Private Armour Weir was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in Cambria as a prisoner of war on 2nd September 1914.
Further Information
Armour Weir was the eldest son of George and Isabella Weir. George Weir and Isabella Morrow wer married on 23rd August 1887 in the district of Armagh.
Armour Weir was born on 28th September 1889. He was the oldest of three children, all born in the Moy area.
Family: George Weir, Isabella Weir, Armour Weir (born 28th September 1889), Robert James Weir (born 9th March 1891), Annie Weir (born 3rd March 1893).
The 1901 census records that the family were living in the Square in the Moy. George Weir was a boot-maker. Armour was 11 years old and still at school.
The 1911 census does not list Armour as living with the family at house 24 in The Square, Moy.
It seems that Armourís father, George Weir, died in the Moy on 4th April 1913, age 75.
Armour Weir enlisted in Omagh, County Tyrone. He was living in Belfast at the time.
Medal card
Private Armour Weir arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 23rd August 1914.
On 26th August, Private Weir was wounded and taken as a prisoner of war. Red Cross notes record that his mother was living at 229 Conway Street, Shankill Road, Belfast,
Red Cross POW record - Private Armour Weir (1)
Red Cross POW record - Private Armour Weir (2)
Private Armour Weir was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in Cambria as a prisoner of war on 2nd September 1914 in France.
Private Armour Weir is buried in Porte-de-Paris Cemetery in Cambrai, France. His inscription reads: HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR MANY AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN GOD IS LOVE
Private Armour Weir is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
The CWGC record Private A Weir as the son of Mrs Isabella Weir of 38 Tyne Street, Belfast.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 The Square, Moy (No 24) Moy Census listing in The Square, Moy 54.447075 -6.693403
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
23/08/1887 M Morrow Isabella Parent M/1887/Q1/2410/1/133b
23/08/1887 M Weir George Parent M/1887/Q1/2410/1/133a
28/09/1889 B Weir Armour Casualty U/1889/106/1012/8/343 Wier
09/03/1891 B Weir Robert Sibling U/1891/106/1012/8/486
03/03/1893 B Weir Anna Sibling U/1893/106/1012/9/185 Wier
04/04/1913 D Weir George Parent D/1913/106/1012/10/329 Wier, died age 75
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Weir family Lists Armour as age 11 living with the family at house 39 in the Square, Moy, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Moy Weir, George, boot and shoe maker, Square, Moy
3 1911 Census lists Weir family Does not list Armour as living with the family at house 24 in The Square, Moy, Tyrone
4 Belfast War Dead A D Weir listed
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Red Cross WW1 POW Records Armour Weir - 8992
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Armour Weir's headstone can be purchased here.
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023