Great War and Second World War father and son group to the Webber Family, the father 1st Class Air Mechanic J.W. Webber, Royal Air Force saw service during the Great War and the son, Private G.A. Webber, Essex Regiment saw service in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion and on operations in North Africa during the Second World War during which he was wounded and taken prisoner of war during the Siege of Tobruk, later being repatriated via a Swedish Hospital Ship in 1944 before having a piece of shrapnel removed from his neck in Woolwich Hospital.
General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine; (6009401 PTE G.A. WEBBER. ESSEX R.) 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal. Unofficial Tobruk Siege Cross the reverse engraved G. Webber Also: British War Medal 1914-1919; (41183 1.A.M. J.W. WEBBER. R.A.F.)
Along with: Essex Regiment certificate of service presented to 6009401 Private G. Webber for service between 14th April 1932 until 25th March 1939.
Soldiers Service Book belonging to George Alfred Webber.
Kings Badge for Loyal Service in Ministry of Pensions card box of issue.
Essex Regiment Cap Badge.
Essex Regiment The Pompadours crochet cushion cover made by the recipient whilst in hospital.
Photographic image featuring the recipient taken outside the Tobruk defences in 1942.
Fragment of shrapnel removed from the recipients neck in Woolwich Hospital.
Two German Documents confirming George Webber as a Prisoner of War and that he was wounded via a shot to the neck, and that on 12th April 1944 he was able to be repatriated.
George Alfred Webber was born on 26th July 1909, and joined the Essex Regiment Territorials in 1932 before joining the Regulars in 1933. would have seen pre war service as a Private (No. 6009401) during the Arab Rebellion in Palestine and then went on to take part in operations in North Africa during the Second World War including during the Siege of Tobruk where he was wounded and taken prisoner, later being repatriated via a Swedish Hospital Ship in 1944, where he shortly afterwards had a piece of shrapnel removed from his neck at Woolwich Hospital. His father Joseph Webber saw service as a 1st Class Air Mechanic (No. 41183) with the Royal Air Force during the Great War.
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