Monday, 11 February 2019

Norman McLeod Grainger Weir, CWGC Beechwood

Captain Weir, an accountant with the Canadian Army Dental Corps, died on this date a century ago, 11 February 1919 of pulmonary tuberculous.

Born on 9 July 1878, the son of James and Agnes Weir, of Uddingston, Scotland he initially earned a living as an auctioneer in Glasgow. He was divorced from Edith Radford with whom he had a son James in 1908. Ancestry has a compiled genealogy including newspaper clippings regarding the divorce proceedings.

He came to Canada in June 1910, worked in Toronto and Northern Ontario before enlisting in Ottawa in November 1916. In May 1918 he married Florence Augusta Sproule.

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