|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Te Koparu, New Zealand|
|School||Snowtown Public School, South Australia|
|Age on arrival in Australia||7|
|Address||Yatala, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Weathers, Drumsberg, Kenilworth Road, Parkside, South Australia|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||43rd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/60/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||43rd Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||28|
|Place of burial||Unicorn Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave 5), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Joseph and Ellen Frances Johanna WEATHERS; Wife: Annie E. Weathers, Te Kopuru, Main Avenue, Frewville, South Australia|
'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.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
|Family/military connections||Brother: Trooper Thomas Frances WEATHERS, 9th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 15 June 1915.|
Admitted to Torrens Island Venereal Hospital, Adelaide, 13 March 1916; discharged from hospital, 20 April 1916; total period of treatment for gonorrhoea: 38 days.
War service: Western Front
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; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 24 January 1917; discharged to Base Details, 8 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 22 days. Rejoined unit, 24 April 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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WEATHERS Lawrence Carthage|