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  • Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Basford Nottingham
Alfred was the son of John and Eliza Ann Webster (née Stockdale). His father John was born in Basford in about 1863, the son of Joseph and Ann Webster, and was baptised at Old Basford St Leodegarius on 2 March 1863. His mother Eliza Ann was born in Basford in 1868 (reg. J/F/M), the daughter of George and Elizabeth Stockdale. John and Eliza were married at St Leodegarious on 14 November 1885 and had eight children, all of whom were born in Basford: Edmund b. 1886 (reg. J/F/M); Ambrose b. 1887; Ada b. 15 June 1889 bap. St Leodegarius 4 January 1892; John b. 1891 bap St Leodegarius 4 January 1892; George b. 1894; Alfred b. 1896; Walter b. 1902 (reg. J/F/M) and Joseph b. 1904. In 1891 John (29) a coal miner, and Eliza (24) were living at Brown's Croft, Basford, with their three children Edmund (6), Ambrose (4) and Ada (2). John was born the following year and the family was still living at Brown's Croft in 1892 when Ada and John were baptised. By 1901 they had moved to 8 Queen Street, Basford, where they lived with their six children: Edmund a basket maker, Ambrose a coal miner and pit pony boy, Ada, John (9), George (6) and Alfred (4). John and Eliza were at 4 Academy Place, Mill Street, Basford, by 1911. Only five of their eight children were still living at home: Edmund a wicker worker, George and Alfred who were mine gangers below ground, Walter (10) and Joseph (6). Ambrose had joined the army and was serving with the 1st Bn Grenadier Guards in London. John was working as a fitter's labourer and was a boarder in the household of Arthur and Mary Davis at Palm Street, Nottingham. Ada had married George Gibson (b. 22 June 1885) in 1910 and was living with her husband and their daughter Alice (4m) on Wicklow Street, Old Basford. Alfred's mother probably died in 1924.
In 1911 he was a mine ganger below ground.
10 Nov 1917
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Enlisted Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Northamptonshire Regiment
Formerly 12527 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). 1st Bn Northamptonshire Regiment. Alfred was killed on 10 November 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 104 to 105).
Alfred's brother Ambrose served in the 2nd Bn Grenadier Guards (13771 Private) and died of wounds in France on 2 December 1914. He is buried in Wimeroux Communal Cemetery. (See record on this Roll of Honour) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his mother Eliza was his sole legatee
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  • Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Alfred Webster - Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)