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Private David Weir


David Weir was the son of Hugh and Mary Ellen Weir of Straid and was a member of Straid LOL. He immigrated to Australia in 1911 and enlisted at Victoria, Melbourne in February 1914, serving with the 17th Battalion Australian Infantry.


This Battalion saw action at the Somme in July and October 1916. Weir was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 20th September 1917, just 14 days before his death in action in Belgium. He left behind a wife and two daughters.



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