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Lawrence Carthage Weathers

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Portrait of Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers VC, c.1916. P05212.003, Australian War Memorial. Image has no known copyriht restrictions.

Portrait of Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers VC, c.1916. P05212.003, Australian War Memorial. Ima …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence Carthage AWMM
  • Surname
    Weathers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1153 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1890 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Te KopuruNorthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    to Australia at seven years of age, educated Snowtown Public School, South Australia Public - Brian - Researcher - 8 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour : https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H06789/
  • Birth notes
    • Brother born Auckland, New Zealand : Trooper Thomas Frances WEATHERS, 9th Light Horse Regiment, died Public - Brian - Researcher - 8 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour : https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1667303
    • (above died of wounds 15 June, 1915) Public - Brian - Researcher - 8 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour : https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1667401/
    • 5825 Private Joseph James Weathers discharged from the AIF at his own request on 15 November 1916 Public - Brian - Researcher - 8 July 2016 - National Archives of Australia
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 February 1916 AWMM Yatala, South Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Annie Elizabeth Weathers, Drumsberg, Kenilworth Road, Parkside, South Australia AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Annie E. Weathers (wife), Te Kopuru, Main Avenue, Frewville, South Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 February 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1153 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Victoria Cross (VC) AWMM
      Victoria Cross - 'For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 2nd September, 1918, north of Peronne, when with an advanced bombing party. The attack having been held up by a strongly held enemy trench, Corporal Weathers went forward alone, under heavy fire, and attacked the enemy with bombs. Then, returning to our lines for a further supply of bombs, he again went forward with three comrades, and attacked under very heavy fire. Regardless of personal danger, he mounted the enemy parapet and bombed the trench, and, with the support of his comrades, capturred 180 prisoners and thee machine guns. His valour and determination resulted in the successful capture of the final objective, and saved the lives of many of his comrades.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61- 23/05/1919 The London Gazette No. 31082 of December 1918 records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 2 September 1918, north of Peronne, when with an advanced bombing party. The attack having been held up by a strongly held enemy trench, Corporal Weathers went forward alone under heavy fire and attacked the enemy with bombs. Then, returning to our lines for a further supply of bombs, he again went forward with three comrades, and attacked under very heavy fire. Regardless of personal danger, he mounted the enemy parapet and bombed the trench, and, with the support of his comrades, captured 180 prisoners and three machine guns. His valour and determination resulted in the successful capture of the final objective, and saved the lives of many of his comrades." AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      144 lb AWMM
    • 29 Sep 1918 {Age 28} AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916. Proceeded to England (date not recorded).

    Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

    Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 18 January 1917; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 19 January 1917; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 January 1917; to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 January 1917; to Ambulance Train No 24, 23 January 1917, and admitted to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 23 January 1917

    Wounded in action, 10 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 11 June 1917; to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 13 June 1917; to England, 20 June 1917, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital, 21 June 1917 (wound: severe); discharged on furlough, 20 August 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 3 September 1917. Reclassified B1A1, 12 September 1917; A3 8 October 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1917; rejoined Bn, 3 December 1917.

    Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 26 May 1918 (gas), and admitted to 49th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 18 June 1917; rejoined unit, 19 June 1916.

    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 10 September 1918.

    Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 29 September 1918.

    Reported died of wounds, 29 September 1918.

    Awarded Victoria Cross.

    Medals: Victoria Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Lawrence Weathers was the son of John Joseph and Ellen Frances Johanna Weathers; husband of Annie

    He was critically wounded 26 September 1918 and died three days later

    Victoria Cross not publicly held AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 September 1918 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 28 AWMM
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Unicorn Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave 5), France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM

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08 July 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher
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