The MBE & MSM to Captain Sydney Webb; 2nd Canadian Division
The MBE & MSM to Captain Sydney Webb; 2nd Canadian Division - Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member’s Breast Badge (MBE), Britannia type with Military Ribbon (maker marked "SG" (Sebastian Garrard), hallmarked with the British lion, a leopard's head (made in London) and date marked "d" (1919) on the reverse), 1914-15 Star, (86008 CPL. S.G. WEBB. 2/CAN:DIV:H.Q.); British War Medal (CAPT. S.G. WEBB.); Victory Medal (CAPT. S.G. WEBB.); and Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V (86008 S. MJR: S.G. WEBB. 2/DIV: H.Q. SUB-ST: CAN: A.). Naming is officially impressed. Mounted to a swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, large oxidation spot on the reverse of the VM, light contact, cleaned, very fine. Footnote: Sydney George Webb was born on October 3, 1891 in London, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 5th Field Artillery Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force, on November 7, 1914, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 23, naming his next-of-kin as Miss F.A. Perkins on Birmingham, England (which was later crossed out and changed to his father, William Webb of London), stating that he had four years' previous service with the Warwickshire Yeomanry, that he was a Sergeant with an active militia, the 34th Fort Garry Horse, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Order Clerk. Webb was awarded his Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member’s Breast Badge, Military, as a Lieutenant with the Quebec Regiment, on January 1, 1919, as published on December 31, 1918 in the Sixth Supplement to London Gazette 31097, page 86. He was awarded his Army Meritorious Service Medal, as mentioned in the London Gazette on January 1, 1917 and in the Canada Gazette on February 3, 1917, as a Sergeant Major at 2nd Division Headquarters Sub-Staff, Canadian Field Artillery in France and Flanders.