Born: 21st August 1882, Castle Camps, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Died: 28th September 1918; age 35. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action.
Army Reserve 10th December 1915; Entered 9th December 1916; Draft for B.E.F. 19th March 1917, joined Hawke Battalion 11th April 1917 – 19th March 1918 – Gassed, Invalided to UK 23rd March 1918; Draft for BEF 9th July 1918, joined Hawke Battalion 27th August 1918 – 28th September 1918.
Wounded: No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station 19th March 1918 – gassed and shelled – Oscar was as an eligible candidate to be awarded a wound stripe.
Rank: Able Seaman; R/527 . Hawke Battalion, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Wife of Mrs Mary E. Webb, 24, Hawes Street, Ipswich.
1891 South Green, Pulham St. Mary, Suffolk.
Oscar was 8 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
Joseph Webb, 31, a Shepherd, born Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire.
Lydia Webb (nee Andrews), 32, born Castle Camps.
Alfred Webb, 13, an Agricultural Labourer, bornCastle Camps.
Joseph Webb, 12, born Castle Camps.
William Webb, 5, born Castle Camps.
1901 Wakes Lane, Pulham St. Mary, Suffolk.
Oscar was 18 years old, a Labourer on Farm. He was living with his father & brother.
Joseph, 42, a Shepherd on Farm.
Alfred,23, a Yardman on Farm.
In 1912, Hitcham, Hertfordshire, Oscar married, Eleanor Mary Drearmer, born May 1889, Cattered, Hertfordshire. They had 1 son:
Alec O. Webb, born 1913, Ipswich.
Oscar is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.