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Harry WEBB

Regimental number509
Place of birthKensington, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGroom
Addressc/o F Spence, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMiss M Webb, c/o F Spence, Centre Road, Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Place of burialLone Pine Memorial, Block 28, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Harry Levy and Sarah Jane Webb. Died at sea from wounds
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine (Dardanelles). During a very heavy bomb attack on the captured position he was, together with one other, detailed to smother the unexploded enemy bombs with sandbags as they fell, or to throw them back into the enemy's trenches. He performed this hazardous duty with the greatest bravery until his companion was killed and he himself had his hand blown off. He never hesitated, although it was practically only a matter of time before one of the bombs would explode before he could deal with it. Corporal Webb saved the lives of others at the risk of his own.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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