George Webb

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 30643

Parents: Henry Thomas and Amelia Webb (nee Parker)

Pre-war occupation: Working at a brewery for Arnold Perrett in 1911

Date of birth: 1890

Place of birth: Wickwar, Glos

Date of death: 28/01/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Amara War Cemetery (Ref. XIV. H. 19), Iraq

Age: 27

Further information:

George Webb was born in 1890 in Wickwar. His parents were Henry Thomas and Amelia (nee Parker) Webb. He had two older brothers called Edward and Sidney. His parents had married in about July 1883 in Dursley

George was working as a brewery employee for Arnold Perrett in 1911 and living on the High Street in Wickwar. His father had been born in Tresham and he worked as a brewery drayman. His father died in March 1915

George joined the 9th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment as a private. He died from his wounds in Mesopotamia in January 1917 at the age of 27. He is buried in Amara War Cemetery in Iraq. He is commemorated on the Wickwar war memorials and on a stone on his parents’ grave at Wickwar. He is also commemorated on the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board (now at Yate and District Heritage Centre). He was awarded the British War and the Victory medals

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

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book “Lest We Forget” by Arthur Threlfall Searson and CWGC