WEBSTER William Edward

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Private William Edward Webster was born in Essendine to Edward and Mary Webster who later moved to Tinwell. He enlisted in the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 31 August 1915, and went out to France on 5 December. William was wounded on 3 May 1917, and was sent home for treatement. After recovering in a Welsh hospital, he returned to the Front on 6 January 1918. He was originally reported as having been seriously wounded on 27 May 1918 and was a prisoner in a German hospital. But subsequently a letter from the Records Office stated he had died from shattering of the left foot in the field hospital at Chateau Porciens, France, on 24 June 1918, and was buried in the military cemetery there. William now lies in Sissonne British Cemetery, grave P.2, and is remembered on the plaques inside and outside Tinwell's All Saints' Church. George Phillips added in his biography: "During the war his widow [Rhoda] patriotically served her country as a postwoman at Stamford." Rhoda went on to live at 1 St Peter's Terrace, Tinwell Road, Stamford.

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  • Tinwell Church
  • Tinwell Memorial
  • Tinwell Plaque
  • Sissonne British Cemetery 9
  • Sissonne British Cemetery 7
  • W E Webster 3
  • W E Webster 1a

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4 images Mr Webster's Grave
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 6:04pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
2 images These articles reporting Mr William Edward Webster's death were found in my Granmothers belongings after she passed away. My grandmother's name was Mrs Sylvia Watson nee. Toyne and I believe she may have been a cousin of Mr Webster.
By DebbieParker on Thursday 21st April '16 at 8:45pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

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