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Herbert Cecil was born in 1882 in Nottingham and was the son of William a builder and Jane Webster née Screech of 19 Langley Grove, New Basford, Nottingham His father William was born in 1842 in Nottingham and his mother Jane Homan Screech was born in 1843 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1865 in Nottingham and went on to have 10 children nine of whom were still alive in the 1911 census, their surviving children were ; Catherine Annie b1867, William Henry b1868, Frederick William b1871, Gertrude Lucy b1873, Florence b1877, b1886 Bernard Charles b1879, Ewart Gladstone b1881, Herbert Cecil b1882, and Violet May b1886. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Langtry Grove, Nottingham and are shown as William 69 yrs a builder , he is living with his wife Jane 68 yrs and three of their children , Bernard Charles 32 yrs a yarn salesman, Ewart Gladstone 30 yrs a baker and Violet May 25 yrs, also living with them is a grandson Reginald Webster Spray 24 yrs a commercial traveller, also in the house is a servant Florence Mary Moore 19 yrs. He married his wife Nellie Marion Wooll and lived at 21 Curzon Street Nottingham. In the 1911 census he and his wife are living at 5 Cavendish Vale, Sherwood and are shown as Herbert Cecil 29 yrs a municipal officer for the education committee, he is living with his wife Nellie Marion Webster 29 yrs no occupation listed.
In 1911 he was employed as a municipal officer by the education committee.
05 Oct 1918
1750080 - CWGC Website
In 1911 the Websters lived at 5 Cavendish Vale Sherwood Nottingham.
Lance Sergeant
4th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Lance Sergeant Herbert Cecil Webster, served with the 4th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, he was killed in action on 5th October 1918. He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
Chelsea St Baptist Church minutes Monday October 14th 1918. Message of sympathy to be sent to Mr and Mrs Webster and family who have just received the news of the death ‘in action’ of their dear son Cecil. (Nottinghamshire Archives NC/BP/44/3) In memoriam published 10th May 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- L/Sgt. Herbert Cecil Webster, 4th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, was killed in action on 5th October 1918. He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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