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Robert WEBSTER

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Surname: WEBSTER

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: M/319386

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 648th M.T. Coy

Division: division unknown

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-11-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 66.

CWGC Cemetery: NAKURU NORTH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

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Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

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Robert Webster was the son of John and Lydia Webster, née Liddemore and brother of Private George Webster (242645) (q.v.). Their father was born at Flookburgh, Lancashire and mother at Gonerby Hill Foot near Grantham, Lincolnshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 6, Devonshire Street - Robert Webster, aged 5 years, born Skipton, son of John and Lydia Webster.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 55, Castle Street - Robert Webster, aged 15 years, born Skipton, son of Lydia Webster, widow.

Robert was married to Hilda Mary Wroe in 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Webster, M/319386, Army Service Corps.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WEBSTER, Robert, 20th Nov., 1918. [Additional]

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Private Robert WEBSTER

Private Robert WEBSTER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

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Surname: WEBSTER

Forename(s): R

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: M/319386

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Unit: 648th M.T. Coy.

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Died Date: 20/11/1918

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

24 August 1917

ONE OF THREE SONS – SKIPTON PRIVATE ‘GOES WEST’

Several local soldiers, in letters to their parents, announce the death of Private George Webster, of the West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Webster of 16, Fairfax Street, Skipton. He was a Territorial prior to the war, and was called up, going out to France in April 1915. His time expired in April 1916, but he rejoined his regiment. He leaves a wife and two children. He was formerly employed as a splitter by Messrs. Rose, Hewitt and Co., Skipton. Mrs. Webster has two other sons serving – Private W. Webster, of the West Riding Regiment, who has suffered from trench fever, and is at present home on ten days’ sick leave; Private Robert Webster, of the Mechanical Transport, and at present stationed near London; while Sergeant J. Webster, of the West Riding Regiment, was a short time ago publicly presented in front of the Town Hall with the Military Medal for bravery on the battlefield.

It is thought that Private Geo. Webster was killed whilst in his dugout, which was being heavily shelled by the enemy.

31 January 1919

WEBSTER – In loving remembrance of my dear husband, Private R. Webster, M.T., R.A.S.C., who died November 20th, 1918, while serving in East Africa, in his 23rd year.

So sad yet so true,
We cannot tell why
The best are the first
That are called on to die.

From his sorrowing Wife and Child, and all at 11 Wellington Street, Skipton.

21 November 1919

WEBSTER – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. R. Webster, who died whilst serving in East Africa, Nov. 20th, 1918.

May heavenly winds blow softly
O’er that sweet and hallowed spot;
Though the sea divides his grave and us
He will never be forgot.

From his loving Wife and little Daughter, Margaret, and all at 11 Wellington Street.

WEBSTER – In loving remembrance of a dear brother, Pte. R. Webster, who died from influenza whilst serving in East Africa, Nov. 29th, 1918.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling.

From Brother Jack, and Mary Jane, 29 Hallam’s Yard.

28 November 1919

WEBSTER – In ever loving memory of a dear son and brother, Private R. Webster, who died in East Africa, November 20th, 1918.

“Too dearly loved to be forgot.”

From his loving Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 16 Fairfax Street.

25 November 1921

WEBSTER – In loving memory of two dear sons and brothers, George and Bob, killed Aug. 7th, 1917; died Nov. 20th, 1918. – G.E.A.

Ever remembered by All, 16 Fairfax Street.

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