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Joseph Walter WEBSTER

Regimental number733
Place of birthN/A England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Webster, Bream Street, North Harborough, Leicester, England
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentProv CPL
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the operations on the SOMME, east of HAMEL, Sergeant WEBSTER displayed great gallantry and leadership. During the advance through dense fog, and, in spite of heavy flank machine gun fire from the direction of CHIPILLY, he fought his platoon to its final objective, mopping up many dugouts on his way.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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