William George WEBSTER


WEBSTER , William George

Service Number: 2225
Enlisted: 10 March 1915, 6th Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia, 13 June 1893
Home Town: Cloncurry, Cloncurry, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 23 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: "The Monument" Cloncurry, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cloncurry & District, Cloncurry War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2225, 9th Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
12 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2225, 9th Infantry Battalion
12 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2225, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Brisbane
5 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2225, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Bill was the youngest of three children of George Webster (born 1858 in Ballarat, Victoria) and Harriet (Alice) Alice Dillon Parker (born 1865 in Ireland). George was a Miner when he married Alice in 1885 in Townsville, QLD). Following Alice's death in 1900, George lost contact with his children, and continued to live in Western QLD where he worked as a Miner until his death in 1916. Second son Thomas died in 1902 and the surviving two children had no further contact with their father.

Bill was a Miner at Cloncurry, QLD when he enlisted in the AIF in 1915. He served as a Private (Service No:2225) with 6th Reinrcements 9th Infantry Battalion. Bill was silghlty wounded in October 1915 in France, and was KiA on 23 July 1916. He was buried at Villers-Brettoneux Memorial.