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Noble Weir


Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman Noble Weir

Life Story

Name: Noble Weir.

Service Number: 16090.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 9th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 13th of October 1892, Belfast.

Died: 1st July 1916.

Address: 55 Mayo Street, Belfast


Noble Weir, son of Robert and Elizabeth Weir, lived at 55 Mayo Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.

The 1901 Ireland Census has Noble living at 56 Carlow Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, Shipyard Labourer, 2 sisters, Margaret, 7 years, Mary, 5 years, and brother James, under 1 year.

The 1911 Ireland Census has him living at 96 Mayo Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, Linen Weaver, two sisters, Maggie, 17 years, Linen Weaver, Minnie, 15 years, Tube Winder In Flex, and brother James, 10 years. Noble is described as Head Of Family within the Census and his occupation is given as an Iron Driller at this time.

Noble joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 4th of October 1915.

Noble Weir was a Rifleman in 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 1st of July 1916.

A local newspaper states.

Rifleman Noble Weir, Royal Irish Rifles is now officially reported killed in action on July 1 1916. His parents live at 55 Mayo Street, Belfast.

He left his Soldiers Effects to his mother Elizabeth.

A Pension Application Form shows his mother as claimant.

A Dependant Pension Form shows his mother also as claimant.

He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.

He is Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France.

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