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Eric Norman Webb

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Eric Norman Webb (1889- )

1922 Major, D.S.O., M.C., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, c/o Boving and Co., Ltd., Hydraulic Engineers, 56, Kingsway, W.C.2 b. 1889; s. of S. R. Webb, 51, Normans Road, Christchurch, New Zealand, retired merchant. Ed. Lyttelton District High School (N. Z. ) and Canterbury School of Engineering, New Zealand University. Engineer Assistant with New Zealand Railways and Lyttelton Harbour Board (N.Z.), 18 months; Assistant Engineer, New Zealand Public Works Electrical Department, for 1 year; engaged on magnetic survey work as an observer with the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., U.S.A., in Australia for 5 months; Chief Magnetician and General Surveyor with Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-4, under Sir Douglas Mawson. Awarded King's Polar Medal as member of expedition. In 1919 appointed Assistant Representative in Australasia of Boving and Co., Ltd., hydraulic engineers (New South Wales Chambers, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand ). Associate, Canterbury School of Engineering (N.Z. ). War Services.—Enlisted in Australian Engineers September, 1915; commissioned October, 1915; left on active service with 7th Field Company, Australian Engineers, November 3o, 1915. Three months' service in Egypt, 2 years 9 months in France, with same Unit, which first commanded as Temporary Major, September, 1916. Awarded M.C., December, 1916; mentioned in Dispatches, May, 1918; awarded D.S.O. and mentioned in Dispatches, September, 1918. Appointed Director of Technical Education for Australian Imperial Forces during Repatriation and Demobilisation, 1919.

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