WEBB, John

Known as: 
Jack
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
7377410
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Corporal Webb RAMC and 2 Commando
Lance Corporal John 'Jack' Webb, RAMC and No 2 Commando, a veteran of Operation Chariot at St Nazaire [1], was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [2]
 
Recommendation for award
Gulf of Salerno Sep. 9 - 18th 1943.
During the period 9 - 18 Sep. '43 this N.C.O. carried out his duties as medical orderly tending the wounded whilst under fire with complete disregard to personal safety. He searched a hill after our own troops had withdrawn owing to heavy enemy fire and casualties, and brought in two severely wounded men [3].
 
In September 1977 Sergeant J. Webb MM (2 Cdo) from Stoke on Trent, Staffs. is named in Commando Association Lost Legion List no. 11 (members they had lost contact with). 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of St Nazaire evacuees [view image] and St Nazaire Society website.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36327, page 258.
[3] National Archives file WO373/4/202.
 

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