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Archibald George WEBB

Regimental number5479
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressGrosse, Plain, Jindabyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Webb, Charleys Forest, Braidwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah WEBB
Medals

Military Medal

'In the attack on PERONNE on 1st September 1918 during the action we were subjected to very heavy Machine Gun fire from the left which was an exposed flank. The enemy were massing here and Lance Corporal WEBB with his section took up a succession of positions on the left and brought fire to bear on the enemy, causing him to disperse and inflicting heavy casualties. This was an exceedingly difficult and dangerous operation owing to the open nature of the country and the very heavy enemy fire. He showed great coolness and courage and such disregard of personal safety, that he set a very excellent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 3 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 3 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death4 September 1922
Age at death29
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEBB Archibald George

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