South-East History Boards
August 18, 2017, 03:59:05 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Welcome to the South-East History Boards, covering Kent, Sussex, Hants, IoW and Surrey
   Home   Help Forum Guidelines Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Private Francis Henry Webb - died of wounds  (Read 102 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline Offline

Posts: 2135

« on: March 15, 2017, 09:27:20 AM »

Francis Henry Webb
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Service number 84274

Died on the 12th September 1918  aged 30 years.

Buried in Newhaven Cemetery, Newhaven, East Sussex - grave Reference: Q. 14.

Son of Mrs. Francis Webb, of 63, Elphick Rd., Newhaven; husband of Maud Head (formerly Webb), of 27, Evelyn Avenue, Newhaven.

Private Francis Henry Webb is commemorated on the Newhaven War Memorial and also on the memorial plaque inside St.Michael's Church, Newhaven.

The CWGC site only gives his initials, his first names and the fact that he "died of wounds" was obtained from the "Roll of Honour - Sussex - Newhaven" website , which shows :


Francis Henry

Private 84274 The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died of wounds at home 12. 9.18. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs Francis Webb of 63, Elphick Road, Newhaven. Husband of Maud Webb (remarried) of 27, Evelyn Avenue, Newhaven. Born in Marylebone, London and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Newhaven Cemetery

Attached is a photograph of his headstone in Newhaven cemetery which I took a couple of months ago.  The inscription is a bit weather worn and is starting to fade.

There are 1 attachment(s) in this post which you cannot view or download
Valued Contributor
Offline Offline

Posts: 4403

« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 22:56:36 PM »

Name:   Francis Henry Webb
Birth Place:   Marylebone, Middx about 1888
Enlistment Place:   Brighton
Type of Casualty:   Died of wounds
Theatre of War:   Western European Theatre
Comments:   Formerly 37662, R.W. Surrey Regt.

Soldiers Effects:- Died Military Hospital, Barnet. £6.8.1 & War Gratuity£8.10.0 to widow Maud.
Medal Roll Card:- Awarded Victory & British Medals.

Service Record:-
Married Maud Osborne Evans 7.6.1915 Newhaven. One child . Residing at 17 Roundhill Crescent, Brighton
He was a Butcher’s manager when he attested 6.12.1915, and posted 7.11.1916 to The Queens and transferred to Machine Gun Corps 3.2.1917.
In France 15.7.1915 to 28.3.1918
Promoted to Lance Corp, but demoted 6.8.1917 as asleep when in charge of Fatigue party
Wounded 9.3.1918. In hospital 29.3.1918 to 12.9.1918(died) with GSW Left Side-Excision of left kidney. Wound was healing . Post mortem showed Retroperitoneal Abcess.
Maud awarded pension of 20/5 per week for self & 1 child
Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!