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Forename(s): Michael Harold
Place of Birth: Bingley, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st Bradford)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-01
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)
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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