Arthur Edwin WEBSTER

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WEBSTER, Arthur Edwin

Service Number: 835
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Surrey Hills, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Camberwell, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Piano Builder
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 31 July 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row A, Grave 68 Chaplain W. E. Dexter officiated, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 835, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Surrey Hills, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 835, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 835, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
8 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 835, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wounds to the left ribs. Evacuated to Tighe Hospital, Malta on board HS Braemar Castle
31 Jul 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 835, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Samuel Webster of 9 Railway Parade, Camberwell, Victoria. Brother of Lewis Edward Webster who was killed in action on 9 August 1918 while serving with the 29th Battalion and was buried in the Heath Cemetery. Special Memorial 4

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served with the Volunteer Rangers