Harry WEBB DCM

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WEBB, Harry

Service Number: 509
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Essendon, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kensington, Victoria, 1 October 1889
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: St Mary's School, Geelong
Occupation: Groom
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 9 August 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave (at Sea), Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 509, Essendon, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 509, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 509, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 509, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Harry Levy Webb and Sarah Jane Webb of Kensington, Victoria

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

Distinguished Conduct Medal Citation;

"For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine (Dardanelles). During a very heavy bomb attack on the captured position he was, together with one other, detailed to smother the unexploded enemy bombs with sandbags as they fell, or to throw them back into the enemy's trenches. He performed this hazardous duty with the greatest bravery until his companion was killed and he himself had his hand blown off. He never hesitated, although it was practically only a matter of time before one of the bombs would explode before he could deal with it. Corporal Webb saved the lives of others at the risk of his own."

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