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Francis William WEBSTER

Regimental number6902
Place of birthBacchus Marsh Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressEmily Park, Ballan, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Webster, Emily Park, Ballan, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack west and north of BRAY on 22nd August, 1918, this soldier, although wounded, refused to leave his gun until the completion of his task. Finally, when his wounds had been attended to, he returned to his gun team, until he was again wounded during the operation west of BRAY on the 24th August, 1918. He thereby set his comrades a splendid example of tenacity and endurance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 September 1972
Place of burialBallan Cemetery

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