Private Josiah Webb

Title (Mr/ Mrs/ Capt/ Rev etc): 

First name(s): 

Josiah

Surname only: 

Webb

 

Pte Josiah Webb, 18683, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died on July 12th, 1916, from wounds sustained in action near Trones Wood on the Somme.

He was a son of John Thomas and Ellen Webb, of Farley Green, Caddington, and was described in the 1911 Census as a cowman on the Stockwood Estate, where he had been employed for some years.

A younger brother, Pte Charles William Webb, 13085, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Trones Wood on July 10th, 1916. Three other Webb sons were also serving in the Colours.

Service or Civilian?: 

Service Number: 

18083

Regiment: 

Employer: 

Stockwood Estate

War time / or Pre War occupation: 

Cowman on farm

Place of Birth: 

Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death: 

Somme
France

War Memorial Location: 

Grave Location: 

Dive Copse British Cemetery
Sailly-le-Sec
France

World War I Address: 

Farley Green
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Individual Location: 

Classifications: 

Images: 

Year of Birth: 

1 890

Year of Death: 

1 916

Month of Death: 

Jul

Day of Death: 

12

Keywords: 

Most Relevant Date: 

Wednesday, July 12, 1916

Source: 

Source Date: 

Thursday, August 17, 1916