Murray John Weir (known as Ian) Lt 265886

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Lieutenant Ian Murray 1st Tyneside Scottish.
Lieutenant Ian Murray 1st Tyneside Scottish.

Name Murray John Weir (known as Ian)
Army number 265886
Rank Lt
Date of birth 12/5/1923, Dundee,Scotland.
Age 0
Unit Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt in the Black Watch 5/3/1943, Posted 1 TS 1/3/1943. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment. Posted 5th Bn Black Watch. Trf Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Posted 7th Bn A & SH.
Company/Battery D Company. B Company - 2/7/1944. 5th Black Watch - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 5th Black Watch - No. 7 Platoon.
Task or role Duty Officer, Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 1/3/1943.
Promotions W/S Lt 5/9/43.
Wounded 29/8/44 with 5th Bn Black Watch.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died February 2012, aged 88, in Buddina, Australia.
Home address 26, School Rd. Downfield, Dundee, Angus in 1947.
Source table 1TS

Lieutenant Murray is mentioned positively several times in Dr Tom Renouf's book "Black Watch" in the chapter dealing with the battle of Rauray and, indeed, was his Platoon Commander. After the transfer of men to the 5th Battalion, Black Watch, on the disbanding of the Tyneside Scottish, Lt Murray served in A Company and as the Platoon Commander of it's 7 Platoon - in which L/Cpl Renouf also served. Thanks are due to Lt Murray's family for providing additional information, and his photograph, for this page.