Lyn Weston

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Lyn Weston
Birth nameLynley Herbert Weston
Date of birth(1892-09-01)1 September 1892
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Date of death2 November 1963(1963-11-02) (aged 71)
Place of deathWhangarei, New Zealand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight76 kg (168 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) First five-eighth
All Black No. 213
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1912–14
1921–22
Auckland
North Auckland
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1914 New Zealand 0 (0)

Lynley Herbert Weston (1 September 1892 – 2 November 1963) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A five five-eighth, Weston represented Auckland and North Auckland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, on their 1914 tour of Australia. However, hampered by injury, he only played in one match on that tour, against Queensland.[2]

During World War I, Weston served with the New Zealand Field Engineers in Egypt between 1915 and 1916, rising to the rank of corporal. He was invalided back to New Zealand in 1916 and discharged as medically unfit for service.[1]

Weston died in Whangarei on 2 November 1963, and he was buried in Maunu Cemetery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Weston, Lynley Herbert - WWI 4/1017, WWII 1/20/35 - Army". Archives New Zealand. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ Neazor, Paul. "Lyn Weston". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Cemetery record details". Whangarei District Council. Retrieved 1 September 2015.