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Walter Hubert Scott WEBB

Regimental number3254
Place of birthNarromine, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer and grazier
AddressWillobah, Narromine, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Webb, Willobah, Narromine, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 June 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Morea on 17 February 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date24 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Sinai, Palestine

Embarked Sydney, 17 February 1917; transshipped to 'Mashobra', Bombay, 18 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1917, and reverted to rank of Trooper.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 9 April 1917 (prexia: not yet diagnosed); discharged, 17 April 1917 (influenza), and joined Details Camp, Moascar, same day.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 27 April 1917.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 6 May 1917; completed 26th Machine Gun Course (95% in all exams); rejoined 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 26 May 1917.

Transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, 31 May 1917.

Joined Cadet School, 1 July 1918; appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 15 December 1918, and posted to Reinforcements; marched out from Cadet School, 1 January 1919; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 3 January 1919.

Report, CO, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 8 February 1919: 'This Officer has, only recently, received his Commission from Imperial Cadet School, but should with experience make a very capable Officer, having a great deal of inititative & a good command of men. Physically he is very fit.'

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, to disembarked in Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged), 24 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEBB Walter Hubert Scott

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