THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WEIR (Stephen) Cyril Ettrick
1523, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Field Regiment, New Zealand Artillery, WW2

CITATION
Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Military
Gazetted 19 December 1944, p5843
In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy

Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Gazetted 3 June 1945, p3490
In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 17 March 1942, p1261
For great skill and gallantry in the operations in Libya during the period from 18 November 1941 to the 2nd of December.  This officer commanded the 6th Field Regiment with great determination and bravery during the vital operations in Sidi Rezegh and the attacks which led up to the opening of the corridor on the 27th November.  Later during the German counter-attack on 1st December he fought his Regiment against an overwhelming tank attack until the guns were over run.  His skill in handling his guns during these operations was beyond praise and was an inspiration to his whole Regiment

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 26 January 1943, p524
For most distinguished service and devotion to duty during the fighting from 23rd October to 11th November 1942.  Brigadier Weir displayed high qualities of leadership and skill in bringing into action and controlling the large number of regiments under command during a fortnight of continuous action at El Alamein when his artillery fired between 7000 and 8000 rounds per gun.  The success of the operations on the 2nd November was largely due to the skill and efficiency of the artillery under his command

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted

Cross of Valour (Greece)
Gazetted

Legion of Merit (USA)
Gazetted 11 May 1948, p2922

AWARDS
Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order and bar
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
       8th Army
Italy Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Coronation Medal 1953
Cross of Valour (Greece)
Legion of Merit (USA)

NOTES
Born 5 October 1904, Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 24 September 1969, Tauranga, New Zealand