Frederick Herbert Major Webb

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 348010

Parents: Herbert and Rebecca Webb

Home address: 16 Charlton Terrace, Charlton Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: 1897

Place of birth: Portsmouth

Date of death: 16/06/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 22

Further information:

Frederick was born in Portsmouth and was the eldest of two brothers. By 1911 he and his family were living in Hanham, his father was working as a mason's labourer and his mother ran a small sweet shop.

Frederick initially enlisted with the Gloucestershire Regiment, later transferring to the 1st/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. His regiment fought in the Gallipoli Campaign, before being posted to the Western Front in March of 1917, where they fought in various actions as part of 126th (East Lancashire) Brigade from February 1918 onwards. Frederick was killed in action during The Battle of Belleau Wood (1–26 June 1918) which occurred during the German Spring Offensive and which brought the front line to within 8 kilometres of Bertrancourt. He was buried in the cemetery there, which was used by the field ambulances and divisional burial parties.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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