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Alexander Leslie WEBBER

Regimental number3973
Place of birthBurnley, Richmond, Victoria
SchoolCoulfield Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address319 Canterbury Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs L F Webber, Woodlands, Springvale Road, Tunstall, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death26
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He attacked two pill boxes with his section, killing several and capturing five of the enemy. During the attack on a strong point he showed coolness and judgment of a high order in handling his men, and gallantly led them in an attack on the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsNephew: Private H.P. Webber, killed in action, 27th January1917. Cousin: F.J. Webber, M.M.

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