Weir, D.R.

Weir, D.R.

Commemorated:

Bangor and District War Memorial

Trinity Presbyterian Church Bangor

BIOGRAPHY

The name D.R. Weir is inscribed on Bangor and District War Memorial and on the Memorial Plaque in Trinity Presbyterian Church Bangor.

There is only one D.R. Weir commemorated in the CWGC Debt of Honour:

Sapper David Ross Weir (No. 2003878) was a son of David Ross Weir and Elizabeth Helen Weir of Glasgow and during the Second World War he served with 255 Field Company, Royal Engineers.  He was 24 when he died on 12 July 1944 and he was buried in Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery, Calvados, France (Row F Grave 19).

David Ross Weir and Elizabeth Helen Bowie were married on 25 July 1911 at 68 Doncaster Street after Banns according to the Forms of the United Free Church.  David Ross Weir (aged 24), a grocer’s salesman from 197 Garrioch Road, Glasgow, was a son of George and Jessie Weir (nee Ross).  Elizabeth Helen Bowie (aged 26) from 68 Doncaster Street, Glasgow was a daughter of William and Mary Bowie (nee Strahan).

Sapper David Ross Weir (No. 2003878) who died on 12 July 1944 was born in Glasgow in 1919.

Desk studies and public appeals to date have not confirmed any connection between this Second World War casualty and the D.R. Weir who is commemorated on Bangor and District War Memorial and in Trinity Presbyterian Church Bangor.

No reference to this casualty has been found in any Trinity Presbyterian Church records – including minutes of meetings, and the registers of births, marriages, and deaths.