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John Alexander Webster (1898–1917)

Second-lieutenant John Alexander Croome Carvick Webster is one of the gallant British officers, who have fallen in the fighting around Bagdad, being killed in action in Mesopotamia on April 21. He was attached to the Seaforth Highlanders, and was only in his 20th year. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs H. Carvick Webster, Montgomerie-drive, Glasgow, and grandson of the late Mr Edward Ross Fairfax and the late Mr A. S. Webster. Educated at Cheltenham College, England, he proceeded to Sandhurst and was subsequently gazetted second-lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, leaving at once with reinforcements last June. First he proceeded to India, and thence to Mesopotamia.

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'Webster, John Alexander (1898–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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21 April, 1917 (aged ~ 19)

Cause of Death

killed in action

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