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John Joseph WEIR

Regimental number3960
Place of birth44 Mater Street, Collingwood, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers College, Abbotsford, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBootmaker
Address44 Mater Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Patrick Weir, 44 Mater Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Forces, 55th Infantry, Abbotsford, Victoria.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurs, Somme Sector - France
Age at death20.10
Place of burialAIF Burial Ground (Plot I, Row E, Grave 18), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Sarah WEIR.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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