WEIR, William George
(Service number 80029)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||20 July 1881||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. WEIR (wife), Crown Hotel, Temuka|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||42nd Reinforcements B Company|
|Date||1 August 1918|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||London, England|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||1 September 1919||Age||38 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 2 September 1919|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 185, Plot 457|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka War Memorial|
Son of George Ross & Rebecca Blount WEIR. William returned home only in February 1919 when he was welcomed home at a social in the Arowhenua Hall & presented with medal(s). By September he had died & was honoured with a military funeralLate in 1918 he had been invalided home. He was educated mostly in Dunedin. He first worked in a music warehouse, & later managed Mrs Coombs's Crown Hotel in Temuka. In 1914 he married Mildred COOMBS.
Cenotaph Database [07 November 2013]; TDC headstone image, Temuka Cemetery [10 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 24 February 1919 & 04 September 1919 [04 September 2013].
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