Frank Valentine WEIR MID, DSO

WEIR, Frank Valentine

Service Numbers: Officer, N467718, 15
Enlisted: 9 October 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW)
Born: Widgewa Station, Urana, New South Wales, 14 February 1878
Home Town: Deniliquin, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Schooling: Melbourne & Caulfield Grammar Schools, Victoria
Occupation: Station Overseer / Grazier
Died: Illness, Sydney NSW, 27 February 1966, aged 88 years
Cemetery: Deniliquin General Cemetery
Lot 7313
Memorials: Deniliquin Boer War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN Officer, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Boorara, Sydney
20 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Regiment
14 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 1st Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

20 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, SN N467718, Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW), Sydney
29 Jun 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, SN N467718, Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW)

Boer War Service

Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Quartermaster Sergeant, SN 15, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen
Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant, SN Officer, 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Honoured Mention in Dispatches
Date unknown: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frank Valentine WEIR was born on 14th February, 1878 at Widgewa Station, Urana, New South Wales

His parents were Joseph Nathaniel WEIR & Laura Frances Madeline ARNOLD who married in NSW in 1869

He married Dorothy ISHERWOOD in England in 1916

He served in the Boer War with the NSW Citizens Bushmen and the 1st Australian Commonwealth Horse and during  WW1 served with the 1st Light Horse Regiment - he again signed up in 1942 to serve during WW2 with the Volunteer Defence Corp

Frank died in Sydney on 27th February, 1966 and is buried in the Deniliquin Cemetery in NSW

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