ROBERT DAVID WEBB

 

 

Born 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd November 1914; age 30; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd August 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7959

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘D’ Coy.

 

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

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 7.

Ploegsteert Memorial,

Hainaut,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Sarah Webb, of 54, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.

 

Brother to ALFRED EDWARD WEBB.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   54, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.

 

Robert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Webb, 49, a General Labourer, born Colchester, Essex.

Sarah Webb, 36, born Ipswich.

Ellen Mary Webb, 8, born Ipswich.

Arthur Webb, 3, born Ipswich.

Alfred Edward Webb, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1901   54, Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.

 

Robert was 15 years old, a Moulder – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 59, a General Labourer.

Sarah, 40.

Ellen, 18, a Paper Finisher.

Arthur, 13, a Confectioner – Sweets.

Daisy Webb, 7, born Ipswich.

Alice Webb, 4, born Ipswich.

 

1911   India.

 

Robert was 26 years old, a Soldier ranked Private, occupation – Cook with the Essex Regiment.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Webb – father.

 

Robert is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

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 Essex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘D’ Coy

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