Charles William Webb
235040, Rifleman Charles William Webb, age 31
1st/5th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Died 20 September 1917
Rifleman 235040, 1st/5th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 20/09/1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Born in Ipswich in 1886 the eldest son of William Webb & his wife Adelaide nee Plummer. His sister Eva Florence was born in 1888 and their mother sadly passed away in 1894 giving birth to their brother Leonard Amos. Tragedy struck the family again in 1899 with the death of their father leaving the three children orphaned. All three children are found living with Horace Boothby and his family in 1901, both Horace & Charles are recorded as butchers.
Charles married Alice Rose Rayner in 1910 & they are living at 9 Levington Road, Felixstowe in 1911 along with Charles' sister Eva. Charles & Alice had a daughter Kathleen born in 1911 and a son Eric born in 1915. Alice remarried & went on to have another three sons.
In 1911 their brother Leonard was living in Henley with his mothers sister Caroline. Leonard also joined the Army, initially serving as a sapper with the Royal Engineers then with the18th Battalion Lancashire Fusilliers. He was killed just before the end of the war, 3 November 1918. He is buried Kezelburg Cemetery in Belgium. His headstone is inscribed with ‘Greater Love Hath No Man Than This That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends’ - this was requested by his sister Eva. She was then living at 61 Cadogen Place, London SW. Eva never married and passed away in 1963 leaving her estate to her nephew Eric. Leonard is commemorated on the Henley War Memorial.
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)