William Alfred WEAVER

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WEAVER, William Alfred

Service Number: 1191
Enlisted: 12 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, Autstralia, 25 March 1890
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Alexandria, Egypt, 23 May 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Grave #155 INSCRIPTION A NOBLE HERO TRUE AND BRAVE PEACEFULLY SLEEPS IN A SOLDIER'S GRAVE
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1191, Morphettville, South Australia
27 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1191, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1191, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1191, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

Parents: George Weaver and Clara Weaver, Lamber Street, Rosewater, South Australia, the parents of;

1191 William Alfred Weaver of the 10th Battalion, Died of Wounds on 23 May 1915

771 Frederick Henry Weaver (/explore/people/86975) (/explore/people/86975) of the 9th Light Horse Regiment, Killed in Action 28 August 1915

1842 Charles John Weaver (/explore/people/221261) (/explore/people/221261) of the 16th Battalion, Died of illness on 16 May 1917 in France whilst a POW

2176 Alfred Charles Weaver (/explore/people/143281) (/explore/people/143281) of the 4th Battalion Imperial Camel Corps, Died of wounds 31 March 1918

3647 George Victor Weaver (/explore/people/295000) (/explore/people/295000) of the 40th Battalion, returned to Australia 25 January 1919

"PTE. WEAVER.

The late Pte. W. A. Weaver, 10th Battalion, who was reported in the twenty-second casualty list as dangerously ill, was the third son of Mr. G. A. Weaver, Lambeth street, Rosewater. He enlisted in the 2nd Reinforcements, and spent his twenty-sixth birthday in Egypt. He was the second of four brothers to volunteer for active service." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au) (nla.gov.au)

 

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