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  •  photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
The Worksop born and bred parents of the Webster family, had 10 children all born in Worksop. William was the 3rd child of Thomas and Emily Webster, born in 1895. In the year 1901, the family were living at 59 Marercroft in Worksop and still there 10 years later, although, by now some of the elder children had left home, but working locally. William was working in the Fox Inn on Low Town Street, only a very short distance from his parent’s house, as an ostler, for John Lees, the Licence victualler.
04 Dec 1917
651621 - CWGC Website
275180
Private
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Pte. W. Webster Worksop Guardian 14 December 1917 By a coincidence, not uncommon in the present war, we have this week to record the death of Pte. William Webster, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Webster 61, Marecroft, and a brother-in-Law of Pte. Alec Stringfellow and the late Pte. Bernard Stringfellow. He died on December 4th from wounds received in Palestine, and so far no other information is forthcoming. Pte. Webster, who was 2? Years of age, was in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, which he joined in 1911, and was, therefore called up for service at the commencement of the war. He was sent to Egypt in 1916, and later, was sent to Salonika. Here he contracted fever, and recuperated in Malta. On the voyage to Palestine, the transport was torpedoed, though all reached their destination uninjured. He had only been in Palestine a few weeks when he was fatally wounded. The news of his death will be received with much regret, as the deceased soldier was well known and greatly liked. As a boy he worked for Mr. Lees at the Fox Inn, and, later, was employed at the Manton Colliery. His parents, who are highly respected, have the sympathy of all who know them.
Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  •  photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library
    William Webster - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library