Born: 1885, Gissing, Norfolk.

Died: 25th October 1914; age 29; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Location: Starston, Norfolk; Date; 13th October 1903; age 18 years & 3 months. Occupation: Gardener; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: Nellie Websdell – 38, Gatacre Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 6 3/8 ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th August 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 6680

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment: 1st, Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:

Panel 8.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1911   Swan Lane, Westerfield, Suffolk.


George was 24 years old, a Gardener – Domestic. He was married & Head of the Household.

Nellie, 30.

Reginald, 2.


In 1908, Cosford, Suffolk, George married Nellie Paulding, born 1881, Wattisham, Suffolk. They had 2 sons:

Reginald Joseph Websdell, born March 1909, Westerfield, Suffolk.

Ronald George Websdell, born May 1911, Cosford, Suffolk.


George’s mother was Harriet Websdell.


Soldiers’ Effects to Nellie Websdell – widow.


George is remembered on Nellie’s headstone at Hadleigh Cemetery, Suffolk and the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.


 Norfolk Regiment: 1st, Battalion


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