Weir (family)

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Weir (family)

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Albert Jackson Weir was an English teacher, who enlisted with the 196th Overseas Draft, a University of Saskatchewan unit, 28 April 1917. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 4 November 1917. Promoted to Lance Corporal, Weir was awarded the Military Medal for his actions at the Battle of the Scarpe (Jigsaw Wood) at the end of August 1918. Promoted to Corporal, he was wounded 24 September 1918 and Struck Off Strength 30 September 1918. Corporal Jackson was recommended for Officer Training by Brigadier General H. J. McDonald but the War ended before Jackson could complete his training. Following the War, Weir returned to teaching, earning a Doctorate Degree. Alan Weir is the grandson of Albert Jackson Weir.


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