Born: 21st August 1882, Castle Camps, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 28th September 1918; age 35. KiA.

 Residence: 24, Hawes Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Oscar carried on business with his brother as wood and coal merchants at 24, Hawes Street, Stoke, Ipswich.

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 .

Regiment: Hawke Battalion, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.


Grave Reference:


Hemies Hill British Cemetery,

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 Dearmer, 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. St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich, War Memorial.

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 Hawke Battalion

Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

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