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Weeks, Leslie Horace    Create Anzac Certificate
Place of Birth: Noarlunga, SA, Australia

Service Number: S13790

Place of Enlistment: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Next of Kin: Weeks, Mary (wife)



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BOTH World Wars Services : Sgt WW2 LoC Keswick Barracks & WW1 ASC Glenthorne Farm, O'Halloran Hill, South Australia ; Leslie Horace WEEKS
Submitted by: Jeff M Weeks
   

Leslie Horace WEEKS Update Details

WEEKS, Leslie Horace

    Service Number:
      S64262

    Enlistment Date:
      Not yet discovered

    Last Rank:
      Sergeant

    Last Unit:
      27 Line of Communication Salvage Section 

    Born:
      Noarlunga (Onkaparinga) South Australia, 11 August 1892

    Home Town:
      Noarlunga, Onkaparinga, South Australia

    Schooling:
      Old Noarlunga Primary School

    Occupation:
      Driver; SAR Railway Porter; Mechanic

    Died:
      Edwardstown, South Australia, 24 November 1961, aged 69 years, cause of
      death not yet discovered

    Cemetery:
      Centennial Park Cemetery
      General AC; Path 16; Plot 208A.

    Memorials:


World War 1 Service

    9 Aug 1915:
      Private, Enlistment / Embarkation WW1

    10 Nov 1917:
      Private, Enlistment / Embarkation WW1


World War 2 Service

    22 Dec 1941:
      Lance Sergeant

    8 Feb 1943:
      Sergeant

    1 Oct 1943:
      Sergeant, 27 Line of Communication Salvage Section


Biography

Father Francis Allen Prideaux WEEKS and Mother Elizabeth Weeks(nee Northey ; 13 Charles Street, Unley, South Australia).

11/08/1893 he was born in Noarlunga (the "Horseshoe" or "Shoe"), South Australia, the second of four sons and one daughter, in the same location that his Pioneer Farmer, Grandfather William Weeks had settled with Mary Prideaux to raise 6 (of 10) surviving children (3 were sons), from 1856 onwards, having both emigrated to Port Adelaide from England on the non-assisted passage ship "Pheobe" in 1847 and consequently migrated to Hindmarsh and Edwards Town beforehand.

Next of kin in service: (all four brothers enlisted in WWI)
512Francis James(Jim) Weeks (Francis the eldest, died last of the 4 brothers)
Leslie Horace Charles Weeks
1284 Stanley William Weeks
Roy Eric Weeks (sadly Roy the youngest, died first of the 4 brothers)

Nephews: (Francis James had four sons who all enlisted in WWII)
Stan Weeks
James (Jim) Weeks
Max Weeks
Charlie Weeks

Previous service:
18 months AASC Permanent Forces (still serving on enlistment) ; Enlisted with his eldest brother Francis James, in AASC on 10/2/1913, as a Driver in No. 9 Remount Depot, O'Halloran Hill,   South Australia (1913 - 1915)

Service No. B5034

Described on enlisting as 21 years 11 month old; single; 5' 6 1/4" tall; 127 lbs; fresh complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair; Church of England.

02/08/1915 completed medical in Adelaide, SA
09/08/1915 1st enlisted in Adelaide, SA
09/08/1915 Commanding Officer appointed Leslie to Base Infantry Depot, Mitcham Camp, South Australia

09/08-30/09/1915 transferred to C Company, 2nd Depot Battalion

01/10-22/12/1915  Private in 12th reinforcements, 10th Infantry Battalion, A Company

22/12/1915 discharged from AIF, medically unfit (not due to misconduct) at Mitcham Camp

1915  married  Mary Lucinda (nee Cahill), living at 17 Symonds Place, Adelaide, South Australia.

1916  Leslie worked at South Australian Railways (SAR) as a Railway Porter
 

Service No. S13790

Previous service: 135 days AIF, A Company, 10th Battalion

Described on enlisting as 24 years 2 months old; married and one child; 5' 51/2" tall; 120 lbs; medium complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair; tattoo on both forearms;
Church of England.

31/10/1917 completed medical in Adelaide

10/11/1917 Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

03-15/12/1917 Private in B Company, Mitcham Camp, South Australia

15/12/1917 discharged from AIF, medically unfit from further service, Mitcham Camp

1917-1922 Eldest Brother Francis James ( Jim ) Weeks contested numerous 15+ Events, Showjumping & Horses in Action, for Remount Vs Light Horse, after Active service (possibly including British ASC prior to AIF Enlistment 29/10/1917) ; Francis was awarded Showjumping trophies in his own name for Remount Vs Light Horse, up until 1922 with his old Sergeant status back, and possibly in 2 instances, with his (2nd oldest) brother, Leslie Horace Charles Weeks for Light Horse :-
04/10/1920 on "Dolly"
and
22/11/1920 on "Dulcie",
both horses in Action Events, only 2 of many that Francis James Weeks also contested;

04/10/1920 Driver L Weeks on "Dolly"; In the Ring, Horses in Action at O'Halloran Hill, SA;
22/11/1920 Driver L Weeks on "Dulcie"; Australian Light Horse individual Jumping; Boy Scouts Gala : Horses in Action Carnival
 

S64262

1941  Mother:  Elizabeth GARIE, living at 17 Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
         Brothers:
         Francis James Weeks   54 yrs -  living at Ilner Street, Hilton, SA
         Stanley William Weeks 47 yrs - living at Nuro Street, Novar Gardens, SA
         Roy Eric Weeks  41 yrs - Maringa Avenue, Plympton, SA

Lived at 41 Alison Street, St Leonards, Glenelg, South Australia.
Described on enlisting in WWII:  49 years old; married; a Mechanic; living at St Leonards, Glenelg, SA;
Church of England

16/12/1941 Enlisted in WWII at Keswick, SA
22/12/1941 Took Oath at Keswick, SA

Private in No.4 Head Quarters, Salvage Section LoC ( Line of Communication ) 

08/02/1943  rank as Sergeant

01/10/1943 taken on strength into 27 Salvage

27/01/1944 evacuated to 121 Australian General Hospital (observation)
03/02/1944 taken on strength into 22 LoC

15/02/1944 marched in for discharge
17/02/1945 discharged from service in AIF WWII


24/11/1961 Leslie passed away at Edwardstown SA
buried in: Centennial Park Cemetery,  Goodwood Road,  Pasadena, South Australia
General AC; Path 16; Plot 208A.

31/12/1964 Mary Lucinda Weeks passed away
buried with Leslie at Centennial Park Cemetery

Submitted by Jeff M Weeks, updated by Julianne T Ryan.  30/5/2015.  Lest we forget.



S13790 Weeks, Leslie Horace Glenthorne Farm / O'Halloran Hill No 9 Remount Depot, connection :-
Submitted by: Jeff M Weeks
    

Glenthorne Farm / O'Halloran Hill No 9 Remount Depot, connection :-
Biographical details
1. All three CAMPBELL Brothers enlisted WW1 James, Norman & Allen, in order of Seniority
Eldest James & 2nd Norman, also fought in the IB ( Imperial Bushmen ) & ACH ( Australian Commonwealth Light Horse ) 4th Btn together during the Boer War ( 1899 - 1902 ) ;
Similar to
2. All four WEEKS Brothers enlisted WW1 Francis ( Jim ), Leslie, Stanley & Roy
( as did Francis James four sons in WW2 : Stan, James [ Jim ], Max, & Charlie ) ;
listed in order of seniority : from Francis Allen Prideaux Weeks & Elizabeth nee Northey
Sadly, the youngest brother, Roy Eric, died 1st of the 4 WW1 WEEKS brothers ! and as a bizarre cruel twist, but remarkably for our Branch of the Weeks Clan ;
the eldest brother, Francis James, died last !


2 of 4. S13790 Weeks, Leslie Horace
Private 10th Infantry Battalion 12th reinforcements A Coy
Occupation : Soldier AASC Permanent Services ; already enlisted AASC Permanent Forces 18 months still serving Glenthorne ;
Residence: Remount Depot, Glenthorne, O’Halloran Hill, South Australia
( AASC enlistment 10 Feb 1913, same day as eldest brother Francis James )
Driver permanent forces AASC No 9 Remount Depot ( 1913 - 1915 ), SAR Railway porter ( 1916 - 1917, 1918 - ? )
Born: 11 August 1893 Noarlunga,South Australia
Religion : Church of England
School : Old Noarlunga Primary School, Noarlunga, South Australia
Son of Francis Allen Prideaux Weeks & Elizabeth nee Northey
Marital Status : Single 1st Enlistment
Enlisted AIF : 8 August 1915, discharged 22 December 1915, medically unfit
Next of kin: 1915 1st Enlistment Mother E Weeks 13 Charles Street Unley ;
Marital Status : Married 2nd Enlistment ; Spouse Mary Lucinda Cahill, married 1915
Re-enlisted AIF : 10 November 1917
Next of kin : 1917 re-Enlistment  Mary Weeks nee Cahill, wife, 17 Symonds Place Adelaide
Discharged from B Coy Mitcham Camp 15 December 1917, medically unfit
Death: 24 November 1961 Edwardstown South Australia

Remarkably, Leslie Horace Weeks was also Lance Sergeant S64262 during WW2 !


He was born in Noarlunga ( the " Horseshoe " or " Shoe " ), South Australia on 11 August 1893, the 2nd of 4 Sons ( & 1 Daughter ), in the same location that his Pioneer Farmer, Grandfather William Weeks had settled with Mary Prideaux to raise 6 surviving Children ( of 10 born ), of which 3 were Sons, from 1856 onwards, having both emigrated to Port Adelaide from England on the non - assisted passage ship " Pheobe " in 1847 ; & consequently migrated to Hindmarsh & Edwards Town beforehand ;

1917 - 1922 Eldest Brother Francis James ( Jim ) Weeks contested numerous 15+ Events, Showjumping & Horses in Action, for Remount Vs Light Horse :-
After Active service ( possibly including British ASC prior to AIF 29/10/1917 ), Francis James Weeks was awarded Showjumping trophies in his own name for Remount Vs Light Horse, up until 1922 with his old Sergeant status back, & possibly in 2 instances, with his ( 2nd oldest ) Brother, Leslie Horace Charles Weeks for Light Horse, 04/10/1920 on " Dolly " & 22/11/1920 on " Dulcie ", both Horses in Action Events, only 2 of many ( 15+ ) that Francis James Weeks also contested ;

4 Oct 1920 Driver L Weeks on " Dolly " ; In the Ring, Horses in Action at O'Halloran Hill, South Australia
22 Nov 1920 Driver L Weeks on " Dulcie " ; Australian Light Horse individual Jumping ; Boy Scouts Gala : Horses in Action Carnival


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Many thanks & sincere regards
Jeff M.  Weeks
Unit 3, 371 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park, SA 5046, South Australia
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