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  • John Willaim Webster
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He was the only son of William and Jane Maria Webster (nee Bosworth), who were married in 1884, and who also had five daughters. According to the information William provided in the 1911 Census, he and his wife had had seven children born living of whom only six were still living: John, Mary, Laura Ada, Lucy, Kate and Dorothy. In 1891 William (34) and Jane (34) were living at 8 Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, with their three children, John William (5), Mary (4) and Laura Ada (2). They were still living at the same address ten years later; John and Ada (Laura Ada) and three more daughters, Lucy (9), Kate (7) and Dorothy (4), were in the house on the night of the census but not their eldest daughter, Mary. Also living with the family was Jane's father, Joe Bosworth (77). By the time of the next census in 1911 the family had moved to 26 Caroline Street, Nottingham. Neither John nor Ada were in the household on the night of the census but with William and Jane were their unmarried daughters, Lucy, Kate and Dorothy, and their married daughter, Mary Deavin (Deevan), and her 10 month old son, Eric William. The family later lived at 20 Lewis Street, Alfred Street, St Ann's, Nottingham, although at the time of John's death they were living at 28 Carlton Street, Nottingham. John was married to Mabel Agnes Webster (later Bosworth). There is a record of a marriage between a John William Webster and a Mabel A Simons registered in July/Aug/Sept 1914 and at the time of John's death they were living at 18 Watt Street, Nottingham. Mabel later moved to 11 Thurman Street, Alfreton Road, Nottingham (CWGC).
At the time he enlisted in the army in 1903 he was working as a moulder. He was a foundry hand in 1911.
20 Sep 1914
724552 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
'C' Coy. He enlisted in the army on 23 November 1903 but it is not known whether this was in the Territorial Force or regular army. He served with the BEF and died less than two months after the outbreak of war. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 12 October 1914: 'Webster. Killed in action September 20th, Sergeant JW Webster 2nd Sherwood Foresters. Husband of Mabel Webster, 18 Watt Street, only son of William and Jane Webster, 28 Carlton Street.' His widow, Mabel Agnes, was his sole legatee.
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  • John Willaim Webster
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