Tyrell Frederick Webb

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Air Mechanic 2nd Class 6649

Parents: May Louisa Jane and Frederick Webb

Marital status: Married

Home address: Church Street, Ashford, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Pre-war occupation: Chauffeur

Date of birth: c. 1883

Place of birth: Charfield, Glos

Date of death: 08/07/1919

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery, Derbyshire. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 36

Further information:

Tyrell was born at Charfield, the son of a silk dyer and the eldest child of four children with two brothers and a sister. He married Rhoda Gladys Colllins in May 1910.

Tyrell enlisted in the 2nd Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps in July 1915 (which became the RAF in 1918) and was described as 5' 10" tall with dark hair and blue-grey eyes. He was discharged a year later in July 1916, as physically unfit for war service. At the time he was described as a good driver and of good military character. The reason for his discharge was recorded as a tumour of the spinal cord leading to problems with sensation and movement of his lower body. No operation was carried out and Tyrell died at home two years later.

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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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