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2nd Lieutenant, 25th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

Died of wounds 1st June 1918, ages 21.

Buried at La Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery, France.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


 

Richard was the son of Arthur Baker Webb, an engineer and manager at an iron works and his wife Mary Alice. He was born on 7th May 1897 and educated at Collegiate School, St. Annes and King Edward VII School Lytham (22nd January 1909 – 31st July1913). On leaving school he was a clerk in the office of Cotton Brothers, Manchester and later worked for Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.

Richard was a member of the University Officer Training Corps from November 1915 to February 1916. He was comissioned on 26th January 1917 and served with the 16th and 25th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. He fell into enemy hands in late February 1918 and died of wounds in a German Field Hospital, on 1st June 1918 at Roncy, France. He left effects worth £185 19s 5d to his father.