Wednesday 2 January 2013

Corporal John Weir

Born on 8 September 1883 in Scotland - son of Mrs. Bunthron Weir, Dollar, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; single; no current military service; previously served with the Old Country Home Guard (one year); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; florid complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 12 January 1915 (number 410008) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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