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1st Viscount cr 1938, of Eastwood, Renfrewshire (William Douglas Weir) (Baron of UK cr 1918)

PC 1918; GCB cr 1934; Kt cr 1917

Born 12 May 1877; s of late James Weir, of Over Courance, Dumfriesshire, and Mary Douglas; m 1904, Alice Blanche, d of John MacConnachie of Glasgow; one s one d (and one s decd); died 2 July 1959

DL; Hon. President and Director of G. & J. Weir, Ltd, Glasgow


s Hon. James Kenneth Weir, CBE


Scottish Director of Munitions, 1915–16; Controller of Aeronautical Supplies and a Member of Air Board, 1917–18; Director General of Aircraft Production, Ministry of Munitions (also a Member of Council thereof), 1918; Secretary of State and President of Air Council, April–Dec. 1918; Chairman of Advisory Committee Civil Aviation, 1919; Director-General of Explosives, Ministry of Supply, 1939; Chairman of Tank Board, 1942; LLD, Glasgow Univ.; Pres. of Royal Scottish Automobile Club; Hon. Pres British Employers Confederation. Freedom of City of London, 1957. Order of Crown of Italy; American DSM; Commander of Legion of Honour


Athenæum, Carlton; Royal Scottish Automobile (Glasgow)


Eastwood Park, Giffnock, Renfrewshire