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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
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Porte-de-Paris Cemetery
  Cambrai, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave II-A-23
CWGC Casualty 566918
Cambrai is a town about 32 kilometres south-east of Arras on the main straigh road to Le Cateau. The Cemetery stands in the south-west outskirts of the town near the old gate on the road to Paris, the N44.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
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