Charles Daniel Webb

Memorial: Yate - St Mary's Church Lych Gate

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 25406

Parents: William and Mary Webb

Home address: Engine Common, Yate, Bristol

Date of birth: 1897

Place of birth: Yate, Bristol

Date of death: 11/07/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Gordon Dump Cemetery (Ref. III. M. 4.), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, Somme, France

Age: 19

Further information:

Charles Daniel was the son of William and Mary Webb, he had a brother George and a sister Hannah. William Webb, born in Yate was a stone mason but had died by the 1911 census

Charles enlisted in Bristol into the 10th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, so he would have been one of "Bristols own" a 'Pals' brigade. He died in the first days of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and is buried in the Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La-Boisselle, Somme, France

Charles was just 19 years old when he died

Charles Daniel Webb is remembered on the Yate Lych Gate Memorial and on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Yate

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre, Forces War Records and CWGC