Nelson Claude WEBSTER

WEBSTER, Nelson Claude

Service Number: NX28959
Enlisted: 6 June 1940, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Commando Squadron
Born: Blayney, New South Wales, Australia, 25 December 1912
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter & Joiner
Died: Accidental (Drowning), New Guinea, 27 January 1945, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Orange "Fallen of Orange" Memorial Banners, Orange Cenotaph, Orange Shire of Canobolas, Orange St John's Uniting Church WEBSTER Memorial Plaque, Orange WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Trooper, NX28959
6 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX28959, 2nd/10th Commando Squadron, Paddington, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Leonard Frederick and Sarah WEBSTER, 'Roseleigh', Woodward Street, Orange, NSW


Mrs. Webster, of Orange, has received offical word that her only son Trooper Nelson Webster has been drowned whiel in action in New Guinea.  Trooper Webster, prior to his enlistment was well and popularly known in Orange, and was employed at a local garage.  He was a native of Forest Reefs and unmarried.