William Weir

Rifleman William Weir of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 29th May 1940 as 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles battled in the rearguard of the retreat to Dunkirk.

Rifleman William Weir (7013154) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was the son of Henry Weir and Catherine Weir of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

He died on 29th May 1940 aged 26 years old. His regiment made up part of the defensive rearguard of the British Expeditionary Force. The Royal Ulster Rifles fended off attacks from the Wehrmacht as the BEF made for Dunkirk.

William Weir’s grave is in Section 1, Row AA, Grave 6 of Bleuet Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. His headstone bears the inscription:

In everlasting remembrance of our dearly loved son. Till we meet again.