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Samuel WEIR

Regimental number1774
Place of birthBallymena, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBootmaker
Addressc/o Miss McGuigan, Childers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Weir, 18 Lipston Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Discharge date9 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Married Mary Jane GORDON, spinster, Presbyterian Church, Aboghill, Co Antrim, Ireland, 27 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigen Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 7 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 9 April 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEIR Samuel

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