Sapper Alexander John Webster

Service number NX24108
Birth Date 24 January 1905
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Liverpool
Death Date 07 August 1979
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Campsie
Final Rank Sapper
Unit 2/6 Field Company
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Sapper Alexander John Webster enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force in Paddington, New South Wales on 3 June 1940. He served with the 2/6 Australian Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, in the Middle East from 25 November 1940. On 1 February 1942 Sapper Webster was posted to Java, Indonesia. On 24 April 1942 he was reported as missing in action, and on 16 December 1942 he was officially listed as a prisoner of war. During his three year internment, Sapper Webster was sent to Changi, and later Burma to work on the Burma-Thailand Railway. In September 1945 the prisoner of war camp Sapper Webster was in was liberated, and he returned home. Sapper Webster was discharged on 19 March 1946.



Date of birth 24 January 1905
Date of enlistment 03 June 1940
Date of discharge 19 March 1946
Date of death 07 August 1979