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6471: Lillian Jane Weir, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

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posted on 2024-01-18, 10:42 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Lillian (Lily) Jane Weir was my great aunt. She served in Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps with service number 20002. She was mentioned in a Despatch from Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig dated 16th March 1919. There is a short article in the Aberdeen Journal - Friday 29 August 1919 about the mention in despatch. It says that she was a telegraphist and had been on service since 1917 at Abbeville, Boulogne and Calais. Previously she had been a telegraphist at Peterhead Post Office. She never married and died in the early 1920s.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Mr and Mrs Bleakley

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Lillian (Lily) Jane Weir. Worker, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1917-1919; 16/03/1919.

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Abbeville, France. Boulogne, France. Calais, France.

Object(s)

1. Certificate from the War Office of the mention in a Despatch of Miss L. J. Weir; date of despatch is 16th March 1919. 1 image. 2. Reference to Lily J. Weir in the National Archives medal Index 1 image. 3. Sheet containing information about the British War and Victory Medals awarded to Lily Jane Weir. 1 image. 4. Medal card relating to Lily J. Weir - the National Archives. 1 image. 5. Information from Forces War Records concerning Miss L. J. Weir. 1 image. 6. Extract from Aberdeen Journal - Friday 29 August 1919 concerning Miss L. J. Weir. 1 image.

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Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen (27/02/19)

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