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He was the son of William and Emma Webster and the brother of Annie Eliza, Lily, Henry Ward, Emma and Victor Webster. In 1911 they lived at 24 Redcliffe Road Sutton in Ashfield. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (née Fisher) Webster of George Street Sutton Road Huthwaite Nottinghamshire.
06 Dec 1917
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2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Horace Webster, served with the 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), he was killed in action on 6th December 1917. He was reported missing on 22nd January 1918. He has no known grave his name is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
Notts Free Press – 10th. January, 1919 MISSING PRIVATE H. WEBSTER, HUTHWAITE Mrs. H. Webster, George Street, Huthwaite would be glad of any information respecting her husband, Private H. Webster 45348, B Company, 6th. Platoon, 2/7th. Sherwood Foresters. He joined up in May, 1916, and was sent to France at the end of that year and has been missing since December 6th of the following year, 1917. The official notification that he was missing was received on January 5th. 1918, just over a year ago. A letter from an officer a few days later stated that Private Webster was seen to fall during a retreat but the general opinion was that he was wounded and a prisoner. He has not been reported killed and every effort has been made to trace him, but without success. Private Webster was a native of Sutton, and his family live in Redcliffe Street, and he was employed before joining up at Messrs. Cash’s, Mansfield. A brother is Corporal Webster. R.A.M.C., who was on the Warilda when she was torpedoed in the Channel, and got off scot free.
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