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Hubert Montgomery Webb

Rank: Captain
Town/Village: Glenageary, Co. Dublin (final)
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Alternative Address: Creevaghmore, Ballymahon; various places in Southern Africa; Barnstaple, Devon.
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Regiment/Unit: South African Veterinary Corps
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Date of Death: 10-02-1956
Cause: Natural causes

Hubert was born at Creevaghmore, Ballymahon, on 4 March 1877. He qualified as MRCVS at the New Edinburgh Veterinary College in 1898. He served in the Anglo-Boer War in the Army Veterinary Corps (after a very brief period of service in 1901 as a Lieutenant in the South African Constabulary). After the war ended, he stayed in South Africa with the Transvaal Civil Veterinary Department.

Hubert saw military service during World War I in the South African Veterinary Corps, serving in the German East African campaign (1915-1918). This included service on the HMS Glencluny, a transport vessel for horses and mules between that territory and South Africa, between 1916 and 1917.

In about 1924, he transferred to the Government Veterinary Service in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) where he spent most of his working life in varying outposts. His work was primarily trekking over the northern parts of the territory in campaigns against the intermittent outbreaks of ‘lung sickness’ and ‘foot-and-mouth’ in cattle and horses.

He transferred to Devon, England, in 1935 or 1936 and retired to Dublin about 1948.

Parents Names: Charles Webb and Louisa (née Bole), Creevaghmore, Ballymahon
Notes: With thanks to Michael Bester for information provided.

Brother of Samuel Cecil Webb

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