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10608   Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/05/1897
Died: 14/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Edward Weir was the son of James and Margaret Weir. He was born on 25th May 1897 in Moneymore. He was one of six children. The family went on to live near Swatragh. Edward was a member of Timaconway L.O.L. No. 229. He enlisted in Paisley, Scotland. Edward Weir married Agnes Armstrong on 27th September 1917 in Derry. Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on Monday 14th October 1918, just three days after the war ended.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery
  Wimille, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave V-E-16
CWGC Casualty 4027655
Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. From Calais follow the A16 to Boulogne, come off at Junction 3 and follow the D96E for Wimereux Sud. Continue on this road for approximately 1 kilometre when the Cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road. However, it should be noted that the entrance to the cemetery is in St Martin's Road, which is the road on the left immediately after the cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Weir family 1901 census lists Edward A as age 4 living with the family at house 18 in Ballynian, Grove, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Weir family 1911 census lists Edward Alex as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Craigavole, The Grove, Londonderry
3 Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18 Brief details of Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir
4 Cookstown War Dead Private James Weir, brother of Edward
5 Friends of the 36th Details of Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir
6 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details confirming Edward is brother of William James
7 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir
8 National Archives UK Medal card of Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir can be purchased here
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir's grave can be purchased here
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