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Walter Edgar WEBB

Regimental number608
Date of birthJuly/August 1888
Place of birthWilcannia, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFederal Hotel, Collie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W E Webb, Federal Hotel, Collie, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the advance south of BRAY on 26th August, 1918. Sergeant WEBB was in charge of the gun limbers of his Company. Throughout the frequent moves forward he rendered invaluable assistance in maintaining a supply of S.A.A. and rations to the gun positions under intense Machine Gun and Shell fire. His utter disregard of personal danger acted as stimulus to all who witnessed him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3218 Sapper Murray WEBB, 13th Field Company Engineers

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