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Place of Birth: Wortley, Yorkshire
Service No: 795547
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 62nd Division Ammunition Column
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-03-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. C. 28.
CWGC Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Matthew Willis Webster was the son of Richard and Mary Ann Webster, née Willis and brother of T/Lieutenant Michael Harold Webster (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 - Willis Webster, aged 4 years, born Leeds, son of Richard and Mary A. Webster.
1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 15, Thornhill Road, Wortley - Willis Webster, aged 14 years, born Wortley, Yorkshire, son of Richard and Mary Ann Webster.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Bmbr Willis Webster, 795547, R.F.A.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Bdr Willis Webster, 795547, R.F.A. T. Died 15.3.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Bdr Willis Webster, 795547, 62nd D.A.C., R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 15.3.18. 42nd C.C.S. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Richard. £31 18s. 11d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Matthew Willis Webster, where the cause of death is given as meningitis.
Willis and Michael are 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: Royal Field Artillery
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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