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James Michael WEBB

Regimental number2093
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'East of Bullecourt on the morning of the 13th May 1917 Corporal J.M. Webb showed the greatest coolness and initiative under fire. During a relief the enemy put a heavy barrage over the position and at the same time attacked on the left. All telephone communications were cut, and Corporal Webb went out under the barrage and succeeded in establishing communication with the front line. This act was performed with the greatest coolness and courage, and it enabled action to be taken at a most critical period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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