Huthwaite War Memorial Project

WEBSTER H. 45348

Huthwaite War Memorial

Horace Webster

Private 45348 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 2/7th Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 6th December 1917 : Aged 24


Son of William and Emma Webster and a native of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts. Horace was husband of Mary Ellen Webster of George Street, Huthwaite, Mansfield, which was within our Ecclesiastic Parish but bordering just outside the former Huthwaite Urban District boundary. This meant he did gain listing on the Sutton memorial with little known recognition for his own Huthwaite family residence.

Notts Free Press – 10th. January, 1919
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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Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 15 Feb 09 © by Gary Elliott