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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Webb, Rhys (2032)

Place of Birth: Prescot, England

Age: 24 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 13 January 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2032 view online service record

Next of Kin:
Alice Jane Webb (mother)
15 Market Place
Prescot, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 17 April 1915
Ship: HMAT Hororata A20
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 5th Reinforcements

KIA: Sunday, 8 August 1915
Place: Gallipoli

Private, 14 Infantry, killed in action 8 August, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 25, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial. Gallipoli

2032 (Parents: James and Alice Jane WEBB, born Lancashire, England.  He enlisted as a 24-year-old labourer. The circular returned by mother in Lancashire nominated Port Melbourne as her late son’s place of association in Australia, but no local address recorded, He was originally posted as Missing, declared killed in February, 1916, although no enquiry seems to have been held)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

1916 ‘SOLDIERS’ CERTIFICATES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 September, p. 2. , viewed 10 Oct 2019,

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