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Stephen Cyril Ettrick Weir

Portrait of Major General Stephen Cyril Ettrick Weir, Auckland Weekly News, 8 August 1945. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19450808-26-25. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major General Stephen Cyril Ettrick Weir, Auckland Weekly News, 8 August 1945. Auckland …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stephen Cyril Ettrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Weir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Cyril Ettrick Weir AWMM
    • Steve Weir AWMM
    • C.E. Weir AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 1523 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30006 AWMM
    • Korea 30006 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 October 1905 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 12 Mackey Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Betty Catherine Weir (wife), 12 Mackey Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Graduate of Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1926-27 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commanding Officer (CO) of 6 Field Regiment, September 1939 - December 1941.

    Commander Royal Artillery (CRA) of 2 NZ Division, December 1941 - June 1944.

    General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 2 NZ Division, 4 September - 17 October 1944.

    GOC of 46 (British) Division, November 1944 - September 1946.

    Commandant, Southern Military District, 1948-49.

    War Office, London, 1950-51.

    Represented the New Zealand Army at a conference held at Headquarters, 22 SAS Regiment, Kuala Lumpur, 16 March 1955.

    Quartermaster General (QMG) of Army HQ, November 1951 - 1955.

    Chief of the General Staff (CGS), 1955-60.

    NZ Ambassador to Thailand & NZ Rep SEATO, 1961-66.

    Assumed the name Christian name of Stephen on being made KBE.

    Ambassador to Thailand and South Vietnam. Accredited to South Vietnam from 19 Sep 1962 to 5 Dec 1967. NZGSM
    British 46th Infantry Divisionawarded. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 September 1969 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 504 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM

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