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Corporal LAWRENCE CARTHAGE WEATHERS

Service Number: 1153
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

43rd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 29 September 1918

Age 28 years old

Buried or commemorated at

UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE

III. C. 5.

France

  • Country of Service Australian
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of John Joseph and Ellen Frances Johanna Weathers; husband of Annie E. Weathers, of "Te Kopuru," Main Avenue, Frewville, South Australia. Native of North Wairo, New Zealand.
  • Personal Inscription SWEET JESUS GRANT TO HIM ETERNAL REST
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from The London Gazette, No. 31082, dated 24th Dec., 1918, records the following:-"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, Cpl. 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."

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