Great War Dundee
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Alexander Smith Webster
- Date of enlistment: 04.11.1915
- Place of enlistment: Blackboy Hill WA
- Service no: 4432
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 31.08.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Monifieth
- Occupation: Sleeper Cutter ?
Robert Webster, 8 David St, Broughty Ferry
More about Alexander Smith Webster
Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. For more information on Alex, visit Alex’s Service Record.
Alex is believed to be the brother of Pte David Webster, 2923, 5th Company Labour Corps who died in Germany 21.02.1919.
Alexander Webster 4432 Australian Imperial Force
BROUGHTY FERRY AUSTRALIAN KILLED.
Mr Robert Webster, 8 David Street, Broughty Ferry, has received official information that his son, Private Alex. Smith Webster, of the Australian forces, who has been missing since 31st August last, has been killed. Deceased, who was 30 years of age, was employed at Panmure Bleachfield prior to emigrating six years ago. He was a member of Broughty Castle Lodge of Freemasons.
Dundee Courier 13th June 1917
WEBSTER—In loving memory of our dear brother, 4432, Private Alexander S. Webster, Australian Imperial Force, who was killed in action on 31st August 1916. – Inserted by his sisters.
Dundee People’s Journal 1st September 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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