William Bery WEBB

WEBB, William Bery

Service Number: 2003
Enlisted: 11 April 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melrose, South Australia, 3 January 1888
Home Town: Melrose, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Melrose Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 January 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, France
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 16
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gladstone Memorial Fountain, Gladstone Town and District WW1 Honour Roll, Gladstone War Memorial, Melrose 'In Memory of the Fallen" Great War 1914-18, Melrose Memorial Institute Honour Roll, Melrose RSL Community Room and Story Board, Melrose School Roll of Honour, Melrose War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 48th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 2003, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 2003, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

William attended the Melrose State School and after leaving school worked at numerous jobs. He was in the employ of Mr. C. Schmidt, of Gladstone for five years, and was greatly respected. He was 29 years of age and working in Melrose as a barman at the time when he enlisted with the 48th Infantry Battalion. After leaving Mitcham camp he was sent to England.  After a brief stay he went to France, where William was killed in action on January 8, 1917 aged 29 years and is buried at the AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, France.


Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Henry Webb and Mary (nee Collett) Webb of Melrose, SA; brother of Edith Rose Webb, Albert George Webb, Maggy May Webb, Daisy Helen Webb, Annie Webb, Lillian Mavis Webb and George Arthur Webb

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of Mr. & Mrs. Webb of Melrose