WEATHERS Lawrence Carthage
Lance-Corporal (Temporary Corporal), 43rd Battalion, Australian Infantry Force
Lawrence Carthage WEATHERS was born on 14 May 1890 at Te Kopuru, near Dargaville New Zealand. At the age of seven his family moved to Australia and settled in Adelaide in South Australia where he attended Snowtown Public School. 1913 he had After leaving school he became an undertaker. On 10 September 1913, he married Annie Elizabeth nee: WATSON, at her father's home in the Adelaide suburb of Unley. They lived at Parkside and were to have two children prior to joining the Australian Army on the 3 February 1916 and served on the Western Front with the 43rd Battalion, Australian Imperial He was mortally wounded by a shell burst in the subsequent attack on 29 September, and lies buried in the Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuille, France. His elder brother Private Thomas Francis WEATHERS, 9th Light Horse Regiment, had died from wounds on 15 June 1915 at Gallipoli.
During an attack the Germans checked the Australian advance with a great volume of fire. WEATHERS then rushed in and bombed the Germans, killing the garrison’s leader. He came back for more bombs and went out with three comrades, including a Lewis gunner. As the Lewis gun covered him he ran to the enemy parapet and bombed the trench, and with the support of his three comrades and the commander of the attached 41st platoon, captured 180 prisoners and three machine guns.
British War Medal
Born 14 May 1890 Te Kopuru, near Dargaville New Zealand
Died 29 September 1918 Peronne, France
Buried Unicorn Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Vendhuile.