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Full Name: Cecil Ernest Webb
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Cecil Ernest
Surname: Webb
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/2116
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Civil servant
Next of Kin: Richard Attew Webb (father), Sutherland Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 30
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 26 August 1918
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: I. C. 22.
Memorial Name: National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Memorial Reference: Rongomai
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Richard and Mary Webb, of Wellington, New Zealand.
  • He is commemorated on the bell Rongomai given by his relatives for the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington. Arthur Llewellyn Webb is commemorated on the same bell.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Ministry for Culture & Heritage. National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington, and booklet with inscriptions on the bells, a pdf document
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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