Photographs courtesy of Maureen & Yvonne
Born: 3rd January 1896, Ipswich.
Died: 20th July 1916; age 20; KiA. Served 22 months in France.
Residence: 39, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Portman Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 1574
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Date of Entry Therein: November 1914.
Medals Awarded: Military Medal – In May 1916 for his part in rescuing/capturing a German Officer after a raid in the ‘Ipswich Crater’ at Arrequin near Bethune, France.
Pier and Face 1C 2A,
Relative Notified & Address: Husband of Rose Edith Webb, of 39, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.
1901 18, Navarre Street, Ipswich.
Glenlivet was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Walter John Webb, 45, a Boot Machine Operator; born Ipswich.
Hannah Maria Webb (nee Godbold), 44; born Ipswich.
Eleanor Lizzie Webb, 22, born Ipswich.
Justina Rose Webb, 17, born Ipswich.
Romney Ernest Webb, 15, born Ipswich.
Invicta Stanley Webb, 13, born Ipswich.
Stanley Leopold Webb, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 87, Crown Street, Ipswich.
Glenlivet was 15 years old and a Sugar Boiler Assistant. He was living with his parents & brother.
Walter, 57, a Laundry Stoker.
Invicta, 23, a Motor Driver for a Laundry.
In 1915, Ipswich, Glenlivet Henry Webb married Rose Edith Ablitt, born 1895, Ipswich. They had one son, Leonard Invicta Webb.
Soldiers’ Effects to Rose E. Webb – widow.
Glenlivet & Rose
image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
4th Battalion Throughout the 19th the heavy shelling continued. Early on the 20th the battalion returned to Shell valley, in preparation for the attack on High Wood.
2nd Battalion notes:
“History of the Suffolk Regiment” by Lt Col Murphy has:-
On July 20th the battalion, having assembled and deployed in Pont Street, took part in the renewed attacks of Longueval and Delville Wood. It was still dark when the artillery bombardment lifted and the advance began. The two Suffolk companies in the forward line moved in double lines of platoons with a front of 140 yards each. Much bitter fighting followed. which, though indecisive locally, enabled a footing to be gained in High Wood by a division (33rd) containing another Suffolk battalion, the 4th, and the British line to be linked up thence with Longueval. assalties included officers killed, Capt A.L.Platts; Lt H.N.Kembels; 2nd lt S.Johnson and S.G.Bennet. 5 other officers were missing, later reported killed.
CWGC figures have a total , all ranks, killed as 113, of which 87 have no known grave and are named on the Thiepval memorial.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion