1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
James Weir was the eldest son of James and Margaret Weir. William James Weir was born on 10th December 1890 in Moneymore. He was one of six children. The family lived near Swatragh. James Weir enlisted in Glasgow where he was living at the time. Private James Weir was serving with 1st Battalion of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers when he was killed in action on 26th April 1915 at Gallipoli.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.