RN (P/JX 159132). British
|Born||28 Apr 1922|
Roster information listed for William Weir
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|HMS Royal Oak (08)||Battleship||Boy 1st Class||14 Oct 1939||U-47 (1)|
William Weir survived the sinking of HMS Royal Oak because he was on deck that night and was rescued after jumping into the water. He went on to become a chief petty officer at the age of just 21. His photo appeared in the book "Black Saturday" and shows him leaving the docks after the sinking.
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