Neil A. C. Weir in Somme - July, 1916

from War Diary of Capt. Neil Weir, Summer 1916, page 67:

We then advanced once more and reached the crossroads at Longueval at the same time as the Black Watch on our right. And this is where the officers come in, i.e. to re-organise and get the men to consolidate. Which we did. ...When my Company got disorganised when moving on the objective I got Wilson, the piper, to play the Regimental March, which he did in grand style, thus reassembling the Company.
cite as

Neil A. C. Weir, War Diary of Capt. Neil Weir, Summer 1916. In Saul David (ed.), Mud and Bodies: The War Diaries and Letters of Capt. N. A. C. Weir, 1914-1920 (London, 2013), p. 67. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Somme


Neil A. C. Weir
Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Regimental March (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors


Neil Weir served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:01:13 +0100