Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
232 Private Thomas Webster – Bairnsdale Killed in Action 28 May 1915
….. shot while attending the wounded
Thomas Webster was born at Stawell in 1879 and trained as a dentist at Melbourne University in 1902. He married Waltine Ruck in 1905 and in 1913 he was working with Mr C.E. Newton, at Bairnsdale, and during his residence made the acquaintance of a large number of the community. In 27 August 1914 he enlisted with the 2 nd  Field Ambulance and left Australia on 19 October on board the Wiltshire and left Alexandria in Egypt for Gallipoli on 5 April. A letter home from one of his comrades gave details of his death when he was shot through the head while attending the wounded in the trenches during the fighting of 28 May 1915. His body was not recovered and he is remembered on the memorial at Lone Pine. He was 36 years old.