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Phillip Mark MACLAREN WEBB

Regimental number4324
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address100 Keightley Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Russell Webb, 100 Keightley Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets Corps and South Australian Infantry.
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*date of fate 19th to 20th
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1890506: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 4270 Pte A.C. CAMERON, 54th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 9 October 1916: 'He was alright after the attack on that date [19-20 July 1916] at Armentieres, fir (sic) he came up and spoke to me as I lay wounded in the trench, when it was over on the 20/7/16. I don't know what happened after, I was taken away to the Dressing Station, the Germans were bombarding the trench.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACLAREN WEBB Phillip Mark
Red Cross file 1890506

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