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Richard Webb, Age 30

Private, 44536, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.

Somerset Light Infantry
Somerset Light Infantry

In 1901 Richard aged 13 is listed as living at Burroughs Bank, Lightmoor, Dawley, with his father Henry and mother Ann.

Richard had originally enlisted into the KSLI (23505) but at some point, been transferred into the Somerset Light Infantry but whether this was due to wounds or manpower shortage is unknown. What is known is that Richard was killed in action with his new regiment on August 30th 1918 and his body lies in Dury Crucifix Cemetery in grave III.A.10.

A memorial service was held at the Wesleyan Chapel for Richard on the 22nd September 1918.

Head Stone

Photo courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project

Dury Crucifix Cemetery

Dury Crucifix Cemetery.

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

Commonwealth War Graves
Buried Dury Crucifix Cemeter


victory-medal britishwar-medal
Victory Medal British War Medal

WW1 Death Plaque