In Memory Of

WEBB, WALTER JOHN STANLEY ALEXANDER

Service Details
Age:
23
Date of Birth:
-0001-11-30
Service No:
103400
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
40 Sqdn.
Regiment:
South African Air Force
Date of Death:
1942-11-04
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in Hawker Hurricane
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
XXIII. A. 8.
Cemetery:
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
Country:
Egypt
Additional Information
Decorations:
D F C
Citations:
LG Sup 28 July 1942 pg. 3303 - "In May, 1942, whilst on a reconnaissance flight, this officer was engaged by 3 enemy one of which he destroyed. He then continued his reconnaisance and gained valuable information. Shortly afterwards Lieutenant Webb's aircraft was shot down in flames but, displaying great courage and initiative, he avoided capture and returned to his squadron. He has at all times displayed great skill and devotion to duty which have contributed largely to the high standard of morale maintained by his squadron."
Son of Lt.-Col. W. O. Webb and Vera C. Webb, of Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa.