George Weeks collection

Collection

Accession number
33114
Date
1914-1924
Scope and content

Photographs, medals, correspondence and papers relating to George Rickart Weeks who served with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment during the First World War; brother Thomas Henry Weeks, also served, with the Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train Reinforcements (RANBT); the collection includes some items relating to his service.

Description
1 folder of manuscript material; photographs; 1 memorial plaque; 4 medals, ribbons
Administrative / Biographical history

George 'Nobby' Weeks is known to have served with distinction at the Battle of Rafa and was mentioned in Regimental Orders, after carrying out wounded under heavy fire. It was however during the Battle of Beersheba, that Weeks was killed in action during a bombing raid by enemy aircraft, one of 23 men from his regiment to be killed that day. His commanding officer Major Gilbert Birkbeck, described him as a fearless soldier, and cheerful, willing worker. Weeks was initially buried at West Corner, Gum Grove Cemetery, but later reinterred at the Beersheba War Cemetery, Beersheba, Israel.

Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use without permission. Please attribute the State Library of Queensland.
Preferred citation
33114, George Rickart Weeks collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.