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Weir, John Alexander



U of S affiliation at enlistment: had degree or certificate
Killed, died or wounded: wounded
College Building memorial: Second floor, southwest
Slide number(s): HR-2057, HR-2059, HR-2060
Notes: Identified as John Angus Reid (reg. no. 314261) in 1928 roll of service. Therefore information about John Alexander Reid's military service (including wound) likely incorrect. Obituary in Alberta Law Quarterly indicates that he first enlisted in the Army Medical Corps and then transferred to the Royal Air Force. College Building roll of honour indicates "CFA", which matches roll of service.

U of S attendance

Entry date College Left - date Left - reason Degree Degree - date Notes
1911 Arts     B.A. 1915
1913 Law 1916 postgrad LL.B. 1916

Military service - assignments

Group Type Location First known date Last known date Reason for end of assignment Notes
8th Bde, CFA           
11th Bde, CFA           
11th Overseas Field Artillery           


Rank Date Notes
Gunner   RoS


Wound type Date Notes
gas 9 Mar 1918

Non-military addresses

Address Occupation Earliest date Latest date Source Notes
Saskatoon  student 1911 1916 U of S Calendar
Univ of Albera, Edmonton  dean 1928   1928 list
1928 list = "List of Students who enlisted during the Great War," U of S Archives. The list was completed after F. Underhill went to the University of Toronto in 1927; probably in conjunction with the Memorial Gates. Some of the addresses may be from an earlier date.


National Archives reference: not certain
College Building list #: 241
Roll of Honour list #: 207
Roll of Service (1928) #: 300
Long List #: 325

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