Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers

Service number 1153
Ranks Held Corporal, Private, Temporary Corporal
Birth Date 14 May 1890
Birth Place New Zealand: North Island, Northland, Te Kopuru
Death Date 29 September 1918
Death Place France: Picardie, Somme, Louverval
Final Rank Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information They dared mightily. in 1963
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-26
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Description

Lawrence Weathers (1890-1918) was born in New Zealand and came to Australia as a boy. He joined the AIF in 1916 and was wounded in his first major action in June the following year. In May 1918 he was badly gassed.
The act for which Weathers received the Victoria Cross took place the day after the capture of Mont St Quentin, while his battalion was clearing enemy positions north of Péronne. He showed extraordinary valour and, with his comrades, captured 180 prisoners and three machine-guns. He was mortally wounded in action four weeks later.

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Private
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    43rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Corporal
    London Gazette
    26 December 1918 on page 15118 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 877 at position 4
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    43rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Corporal
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    43rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Private

Timeline

Date of birth 14 May 1890
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 03 February 1916 43rd Battalion.
Date of embarkation 09 June 1916
Date wounded 10 June 1917 Severely wounded during the Battle of Messines.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918
Date promoted 21 March 1918 Appointed lance corporal.
Date wounded 26 May 1918 Gassed.
Date of honour or award 02 September 1918 Awarded Victoria Cross for action at Peronne, France whilst serving with 43 Battalion, 11 Brigade, 3 Division as a Temporary Corporal
Date promoted 10 September 1918 Appointed corporal.
Date of death 29 September 1918
Date of death 29 September 1918