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Albert WEBBER

Regimental number283
Place of birthIlfracombe England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Jack Webber, 2 Coburg Terrace, Ilfracombe, North Devon, England
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDischarged 9 November 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and gallant conduct at BROODSEINDE on the 15th October, 1917. During a heavy bombardment by the enemy on the Sector of ground held by the Platoon to which Corporal WEBBER belonged, the Platoon Commander was wounded, Corporal WEBBER immediately took charge and by his cool and courageous actions held the Platoon together. He was himself wounded during the bombardment and although suffering great pain continued to traverse the line until he was relieved by another N.C.O. and ordered to the dressing station. He set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty to the men of his Unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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