Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers VC
Date of birth: 14 May 1890
Place of birth: Te Kopuru, near Dargaville, New Zealand
Date of death: 29 September, 1918
Place of death: Louverval, France
Lawrence Weathers was born in New Zealand and came to Australia as a boy. He joined the 43rd Battalion, 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, 2 September 1918, 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.