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Arthur Webster was born in 1888 at Warsop and was the son of Robert Read Webster a coal miner and Jane Elizabeth Elizabeth Webster of 1 Bowring's Yard, Warsop. His father Robert Read was born in 1845 at Kilmarsh, Derbyshire and his mother Jane Elizabeth was born in 1850 at Barlborough, Derbyshire, they were married C1868 and had 7 children, 1 sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their children were , Ada Elizabeth b1873 Kilmarsh, Albert b1875 Kilmarsh, Clara b1879 Kilmarsh Walter b1881 Kilmarsh, Harry b1883 Handley and Arthur b1888 Warsop. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Bowring Yard, Warsop and are shown as Robert Read 66 yrs a retired coal miner he is living with his wife Jane Elizabeth 61 yrs and their son Arthur 23 yrs a drapers assistant. Arthur married his wife Caroline Lee in 1911 their marriage was recorded in the Worksop registration district, they lived at Victoria Street, Warsop they had a son Thomas born in 1914.
Draper's Assistant.
20 Nov 1918
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Royal Field Artillery
Gunner Arthur Webster, D” Battery, 95th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, enlisted on 5th September 1916, he was admitted to the 19th Casualty Clearing Station on 10th November 1918 suffering influenza and died of pneumonia on 20th November 1918. He is buried at Caudry British Cemetery.95th bde
Article published 'Mansfield Reporter & Sutton Times,' 29th November 1918 :- “The first is that of Gunner Arthur Webster, of the R.F.A., who died in France from pneumonia, following upon influenza. He joined up on the 5th September, 1916, and had been in France some 13 months. Previous to his enlistment, he was assistant to Mr. J. Renshaw, tailor and draper, of Sherwood-street, and he was held in high esteem by his employer. His wife, who lives in Victoria-street, received the following letter from the Sister-in-charge of the 19th Casualty Clearing Station, B.E.F., dated 21/11/18: – “I am terribly grieved to tell you of the sad death of your husband, 1657 Gnr. Webster, which occurred yesterday [20th November 1918] evening at 7.30. He was admitted here on the 10th inst., with a very severe attack of influenza. Everything possible was done for him, but, unfortunately, pneumonia developed, and we could not save him. He was too weak to talk much and so left no message. He will be buried in the cemetery here with military honours. Please accept my sincerest sympathy with you in your loss.” He leaves a wife [Caroline] and one little boy to mourn his loss. His parents also reside in Warsop.”
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