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Frederick John WEBBER

Regimental number3522
Place of birthAbbotsford N/A
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressFerntree Gully, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Miss V Webber, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 27th September, 1917, at HOOGE, near YPRES the Battery position was heavily shelled by the enemy, conflagrations being caused in two gun pits. Immediately, these two N.C.O.s [WEBBER and (3087) Lt J.A. McKENZIE] rushed into the pits and succeeded in extinguishing them after about 15 minutes work. They were under heavy hostile fire the whole time and Lieutenant BEATTIE who was assisting was wounded. The utmost gallantry was displayed and no regard to personal danger was paid throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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