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Michael Harold WEBSTER

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Surname: WEBSTER

Forename(s): Michael Harold

Place of Birth: Bingley, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: T/Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st Bradford)

Division: 31st Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-07-01

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Michael Harold Webster (born 15 December 1893) was the son of Richard and Mary Ann Webster, née Willis and brother of Bombardier Willis Webster (795547) (q.v.) Their father was born at Walden in the parish of Aysgarth and Mother at Thoralby, Yorkshire.

1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 15, Thornhill Road - Harold Webster, aged 7 years, born Bingley, Yorkshire, son of Richard and Mary A. Webster.

1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 15, Thornhill Road, Wortley - Harold Webster, aged 17 years, born Bingley, Yorkshire, son of Richard and Mary Ann Webster.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Michael Harold Webster, 22878, 2/High L.I.; 2/Lt W. York. R. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 23.8.15. Correspondence: Father - R. Webster, Esq. 3, The Hollies, Tong Rd., Leeds.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: 2 Lieut M.H.. Webster, K. in A. 1.7.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 2 Lieut M.H. Webster, 13th att 16th W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 1.7.16 K.I.A. To whom issued/Amount: Father and Administrator - Richard Webster Esq. £42 0s. 0d.

Michael is commemorated on the University of Leeds War Memorial and with Willis, is commemorated on the West Leeds High School War Memorial.

Data Source: Memorial Inscription on Family Gravestone

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: WEBSTER

Forename(s): Michael Harold

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Rank: LT (TP)

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 13th Battalion

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Died Date: 01/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

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Notes: (ATT 16 BN)

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Surname: WEBSTER

Forename(s): Michael Harold

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 13th Bn. attd. 16th Bn.

Age:

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Died Date: 01/07/1916

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‘Yorkshire Post’ (15 July 1916)

THE STRICKEN BRAVE

SEC.-LIEUT. MICHAEL HAROLD WEBSTER, West Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action on July 1, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Webster, of The Hollies, Tong Road, Armley, Leeds. He was educated at the West Leeds High School, and took his B.A. degree at the Leeds University, joining the O.T.C. there. He enlisted as a private in the Highland Light Infantry on June 14, 1915, and served with that regiment in France about five months, when he received a commission. He returned to the Front on June 15 last, being posted to the West Yorks. Regiment. He was 22 years of age. His only brother, Willie Webster, is serving with the R.F.A.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1917

WEBSTER Michael Harold of 3 The Hollies Wesley-road Armley Leeds a temporary second-lieutenant in the West Yorkshire regiment died 1 July 1916 in France Administration Wakefield 9 March to Richard Webster pork butcher. Effects £86 0s. 9d.

1938

WEBSTER Richard of Fernlea Thoralby Leyburn Yorkshire died 22 June 1938 Probate London 27 July to Jane Ellen Webster spinster. Effects £1004 11s.

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