Topic: Militia - Military Orders
Military Order No. 157, 1909
Hythe School of Musketry
Military Order No. 157, 1909.
Below is a copy of Military Order No. 157 which detailed the examination results from the School of Musketry at Hythe in Kent, England. The three men who went to the course passed at different levels as listed in the 1909 Military Order.
Results of Examination - School of Musketry, Hythe.
Notification has been received that the undermentioned Non-Commissioned Officers of the Instructional Staff, at present undeergoing courses of instruction in England, passed the examination at School of Musketry, Hythe, with the following result:-
Staff Squadron Sergeant Major Kenneth McLennan - 70*
Staff Company Sergeant Major Henry George Harris - 31*
Staff Company Sergeant Major George Frederick Gardells Wieck - 1*
One hundred and thirty-seven Non-Commissioned Officers were examined.
* Does not include the qualification to instruct in teh Maxim Gun.
The name that stands out is Staff Company Sergeant Major George Frederick Gardells Wieck who graduated as the top of the class for that particular course. Wieck entered the Great War enrolling as a Captain and appointed adjutant of the 9th Light Horse Regiment in November 1914. His service with the 9th LHR was outstanding and received promotions. He ended the war as a Lieutenant Colonel. At the end of the war, he settled in Western Australia. In 1973, he died at the age of 92.
Citation: Military Orders, 1903 - 1920, Military Order No. 157, 1909, Hythe School of Musketry, Examination Results