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Edgar John Webb

Family photograph, wedding: Edgar John Webb (24/1853) is second from the right (standing); his brother Arthur Frederick Webb (1/436) the younger of the men seated (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions

Family photograph, wedding: Edgar John Webb (24/1853) is second from the right (standing); his broth …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edgar John AWMM
  • Surname
    Webb AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 24/1853 AWMM
    • WWII 800678 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 August 1893 AWMM PetoneWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 29 October 1915 AWMM 79 Fitzherbert Street, Petone, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM First Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • K.D. Webb (father), Mackay Street, Wanganui East, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Alice May Webb (wife), First Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 24/1853 AWMM
    • WWII 800678 AWMM
  • Military service
    No. 5 Company, NZGA (New Zealand Garrison Artillery) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      152 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Good medical condition AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      20 September 1916: Admitted to Northumbrian Field Ambulance with SW scalp (shrapnel wound to scalp?or Sick and Wounded?). Then admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      22 September 1916: admitted to No. 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      25 September 1916: discharged to No. 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      3 July 1918: admitted to 21 Casualty Clearing Station AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      11 February 1919: admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital for Tonsillitis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      25 February 1919: transferred from Tidworth to Hornchurch Convalescent Camp AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      2 August 1942: admitted to Auckland Public Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Kenneth David Webb, born Bulls, New Zealand; and Betsy (Betsie) Webb (maiden name Chew), born England

    Husband of Mrs Alice May Webb (nee Lepper); married in 1924

    Period of total service: 3 years 240 days (99 days in NZ, 3 years and 141 days overseas)

    Date commenced duty: 29 October 1915

    Date finally discharged: 25 June 1919

    10 March 1916 : joins Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, 10th Company at Reserve Camp (somewhere in Egypt)

    1 April 1916: promoted to Corporal

    9 April 1916: embarks for France from Alexandria on the "Llandovery Castle"

    4 September 1916: Reprimanded in the field . Reason was "neglect of duty in that he failed to parade a fatigue party".

    20 September 1916: Wounded in the field.

    10 October 1917 : to U.K. on leave

    23 October 1917: Marched in from leave

    29 January 1918: Attached to N.Z. Wing at Abeele, Belgium.

    11 February 1918: Marched out to Works Brigade ? in Abeele

    24 February 1918: transferred from 2 Battalion, Otago Infantry Brigade, A Company to Corps Bombing School

    13 March 1918: detached to Corps Bombing School

    27 March 1918 - 9 April 1918: cannot decipher details on his service record. Was probably in Abeele.

    9 April 1918: rejoined unit

    15 June 1918: IV Corps Bombing Course School

    3 July 1918: to hospital, sick from IV Corps Bombing School

    4 July 1918: discharged to duty

    6 July 1918: rejoined unit from hospital

    27 July 1918: to IV Corps Bombing School

    17 August 1918: rejoined unit

    7 September 1918: to U.K. for leave

    14 January 1919: detached to UK

    20 January 1919: Sling Camp from France

    11 February 1919: admitted to hospital

    30 March 1919: reporting to Codford Camp

    5 April 1919: embarked for New Zealand on "Rimutaka" (ship), 29 May 1919: arrives in New Zealand

    WW2 service : Period of Service: 10 January 1942 to 26 April 1943 with the Home Defence Forces

    5 January 1942: marched in to 5 Battalion National Military Reserve (NMR)

    10 January 1942: Marched in from Area 1

    23 July 1942: transferred from 5 Battalion Auckland Regiment to Area 1 Pool

    23 July 1942: transferred from Area 1 Pool to RNZAF Aero Defence Unit. Attached to Aerodrome Defence Unit (A.D.U.) School at Harewood.

    2 August 1942: admitted to Auckland Public Hospital

    29 August 1942: marched in from Aerodrome Defence Unit, Harewood

    29 August 1942: 11 April 1943 not clear.

    3 September 1942: marched out to Cornwall Park?

    21 October 1942: 5 Battalion Auckland Battle strength , Motutapu?

    12-26 April 1943: on leave for 14 days

    26 April 1943: discharged from Home Service

    18 August 1943: Struck Off Strength

    No.13 CCS was one of the Casualty Clearing Stations that moved forward with the advancing British troops. Upon leaving hospital the NZ men went to the Convalescent Camp at Hornchurch. At Codford,a very comfortable camp, where the food is excellent, the men are classed according to fitness into the several grades, that is according to the distance they can march. When they are strong enough they march with their packs again. Those classed as fit for service remain another fortnightat Codford and then proceedto Sling, where they merge with the reinforcements ready to be drafted to their regiments once more. Every care is taken to ensure that men do not return to active duty until they are absolutely fit. The Llandovery Castle, assigned to the Canadian service was sunk by submarine June 27, 1918. Of the entire ship's company of 258 only 24 survived AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1973 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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