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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Robert Weir D.L.I. Reply with quote

(The Scotsman 16th October 1917)
"In Dunbeth United Free Church, Coatbridge, on Sunday, there was unveiled a baptismal memorial font to the memory of the late Second Lieut. Robert Weir, Durham Light Infantry."

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WEIR, ROBERT
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:09/04/1917
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry
15th Bn. formerly 1st/7th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave ReferenceD. 5.
CemeteryCOJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL
Additional Information:
Son of Alexander and Margaret Mungle Weir, of Dunbeth Manse, Coatbridge. Native of Kirkcaldy. United Free Church Probationer.

Medal card of Weir, Robert
Corps Regiment No Rank
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 5378 Corporal
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 277185 Corporal
Durham Light Infantry Second Lieutenant
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken from the page in the Dunbeth Church War Memorial Book which is now in New St. Andrew's Church, Coatbridge

Robert Weir M.A.
2nd Lieutenant
15th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
Killed in Action 9th April 1917
Age 27

Prior to enlistment Lieut. Weir, who graduated at Glasgow University, took his theological training in the Glasgow U. F. College and was assistant minister in Selkirk when he enlisted as a private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. After some hard fighting in France he had the distinction of being promoted to commissioned rank on the field.

Only son of Rev. Alexander and Margaret (nee Mungle) Weir,
Dunbeth Manse, Coatbridge.
Native of Kirkcaldy, Fife.

United Free Church Probationer.

His name is listed on the following Memorials:

Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-Sur-Cojeul, France.
Grave/Memorial Reference: D5 and Section 20.

Coatbridge Civic Memorial.

St. Giles Edinburgh (Ministers, Probationers and Divinity Students.)

There is an inscription on the family gravestone in Old Monkland Cemetery, Coatbridge.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has an entry (with photo) in the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-search/?submit=y&sname=weir&fname=robert&rank=&regiment=&degree=&awards=

(MODS - should these posts be moved to "Individual Memorials" ? )
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken

Yes we have a lot of information so if Delboy can start a new thread in Lanarkshire Individual memorials with **Photographs Required** in the title, we can get this information in the new thread and delete these recent posts which are not relevant to this thread.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: WW2 New Lanark? Reply with quote

I see New Lanark memorial is WW1 only, anyone know if there's WW2 names in the area?

Could a mod change thread so it shows it's WW1 only please.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek

I would think if there were WW2 names for New Lanark there was room for them to be added. I think we should leave it as is until we know of another WW2 memorial in the village or if there were no WW2 names to be added.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of a WW2 memorial for New Lanark.

The mills closed in 1968 and they had been in decline for some time before that - two floors of one of the mills had been removed in 1945 so it may be there were few men serving in WW2, and those that were have been included on the main Lanark town memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This turned up on "Google" search (for something else!)

www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/.../carfin-set-for-memorial-1-3298530‎Cached
7 Feb 2014 ... North Lanarkshire Council have made available 13,000 from area partnership ...
to support Carfin Community Council's efforts to create a war memorial for the
village, ... More than a quarter of Scots who served were killed.

I did try to load the link but "lost the will to live" while waiting.
Anyone know what's happening/has happened???
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember seeing anything about this new memorial on the forum.

From the Sunday Post 10 Aug 2014

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newbigging- UKNIWM 44806 has now been deleted from the database.

Thanks for the advice
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