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Frank Valentine WEIR

Date of birth14 February 1878
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs Weir, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 1st Light Horse
Promotion date: 14 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Peter Dennis

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With great dash he worked his squadron in a counter attack, driving the enemy back and forcing them under fire of the machine guns. This led to the whole of the enemy who had entered the position being captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1966
Age at death86
Place of burialDeniliquin Cemetery, New South Wales

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