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Roy Gordon WEBSTER

Regimental number57
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address52 Rose Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Webster, 52 Rose Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceGoldfield Infantry
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrother: 232 Pte Thomas WEBSTER, 2nd Field Ambulance, killed in action, 28 May 1915.
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Promoted Corporal, 1 June 1915.

To hospital, Gallipoli, 29 July 1915; admitted to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 4 August 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged, 11 August 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 12 August 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, 1 November 1915.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 12 March 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 14 July 1916.

To School of Instruction, 11 June 1917; completed course, 13 July 1917.

To hospital, 20 July 1917; accidentally injured, (abrasions to right arm, left hand, right knee); rejoined unit, 25 July 1917.

Taken on strength, 3rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 21 December 1917.

Awarded Military Cross, 1 January 1918.

Appointed Temporary Captain, 1 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEBSTER Roy Gordon

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