WILLIAM FREDERCK WEBB

 

Born: 24th May 1875, Ipswich.

Died: 20th November 1918; age 43; Influenza.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Signed up for 12 years – 13th October 1896; Occupation: Seaman. Height: 5ft 7 1/2inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Tattoo – R.BROWN. LOVE; anchor & figure – left arm. Scar on thumb – left hand.

 

Service:

Victory II – Stoker 2nd class – 13th October 1896 – 3rd June 1897

Prince George – Stoker 2nd Class – 4th June 1897

Prince George – Stoker – 10th March 1898 – 10th January 1900

Duke of Wellington II – Stoker – 11th January 1900 – 17th January 1900

Pembroke II – Stoker – 18th January 1900 – 18th April 1900

Argonaut – Stoker – 19th April 1900

Argonaut – Leading Stoker 2nd Class – April 1902

Argonaut – Leading Stoker 1st Class – 1st April 1903 – 16th February 1904

Pembroke II leading Stoker 1st Class – 17th February 1904 – 20th April 1904.

Shore By Purchase – Character – Very Good.

Re-enrolled – 22nd May 1909 – for 5 years.

Royal Arthur – Stoker Petty Officer – 2nd August 1914 – 2nd December 1914

Pembroke II – Stoker Petty Officer – 3rd December 1914 – 31st December 1914

Wildfire – Stoker Petty Officer – 1st January 1915 – 20th November 1918.

 

Rank; Petty Officer Stoker; Service Number; 283774

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Wildfire’

 

Grave Reference:IMG_6717

BA.2.94.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs Margaret Webb, of 26, Victory Street, Sheerness.                                                          

 

CENSUS

 

1881   Siloam Place, Duke Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 4 years old and living with his parents, sisters & maternal cousin.

George Webb, 46, a Seaman, born Harwich, Essex.

Charlotte Webb (nee Arnold), 35, born Ipswich.

Alice Webb, 2, born Ipswich.

Lily Webb, 9 weeks, born Ipswich.

Frederick Arnold, 8, born Ipswich.

1911   28, Unity Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 34 years old, a Boatman – Mooring Vessels – own account. He was married & Head of the Household.

Margaret, 32.

& wife’s nephew Edgar Goodrum, 19.

 

In 1904, Ipswich, William married Margaret Cook, born 1877, Fundenham, Norfolk.

 

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