Born on 13 December 1866 at Geelong, the son of Thomas Webb (1830-98) and his wife Ellen née Webb (1836-1924). After his education at Geelong Grammar School (1877-81) in which he matriculated and passed the Civil Service Exam (1881), he went on the become “a leading figure in shipping and banking circles” as chairman of Huddart Parker Ltd and the Commercial Bank of Australia (1920-50) serving as a director for 36 years. Webb also held directorships with Australian National Airways, Hebbern Collieries and Metropolitan Coal.
He died on 14 November 1951 and was interred two days later in the same family plot.
Corfield, J & Persse, M., “Geelong Grammarians. A Biographical Register Vol I 1855-1913” (1996).
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