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Regimental number2005
Place of birthBourke, New South Wales
Other NamesJack
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAnson Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Webb, Anson Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date25 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 23 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, in the field, 1 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 6 April 1917, and admitted to 15th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 April 1917 (wound: severe). Transferred to England, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, chest, penetrating, and right foot), and admitted to Devonport Military Hospital, 20 April 1917. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; re-embarked for Sydney on board HT 'Euripides', 27 September 1917; discharged, Sydney, 25 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEBB Jock

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