Samuel Weir

Biography of Samuel Weir

Samuel Weir Matric
Samuel Weir Matric

Samuel Weir was awarded an MA in 1917.

Samuel Weir was born on the 25th of July 1894 in Stirling. Samuel joined the University in 1913, and studied a range of subjects - from Latin to Geology - during his three year degree. Samuel was awarded a First Class certificate for Geology in 1916, and graduated with an MA on the 24th of April 1917.

Like so many of his contemporaries, Samuel was required to put his country before his future career, and joined the Royal Army Service Corps where he was given the title of Lance Corporal. Upon his return from the War, Samuel trained as a teacher. He took further classes at the University in the 1920s and 1930s - taking higher classes in French in 1920, and receiving a Distinction and Certificate of Proficiency in German in 1936. In 1950 he was made the Headmaster of Hyndland Secondary School – a post he held for nine years. Samuel then retrained as a Minister, and went on to teach - in a different sense - the congregation of Hawick.


Samuel Weir
Born 25 July 1894, Scotland.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1917; Arts,
Additional Information: R3/1/2
Record last updated: 26th Jun 2017

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