Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
9 Nov 1914
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Frederick Charles Webb, 8136, 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, was killed in action at Ypres on November 9th, 1914.
Born at a cottage in Round Green, he was the youngest son of Thomas Webb, then living in Stopsley village. Pte Webb had served nine years with the colours, five of them in India and one in Aden.
On his return to Luton he was a drayman with the Midland Railway Company for around 10 months before being called up at the outbreak of war in August.
The first news of his death received by his family was when Sgt C. Purnell, 9551, of D Company, 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, wrote on December 17th following a parcel arriving from Pte Webb's sister. He wrote: "Death was instantaneous, and I am certain he suffered very little pain. He was buried by his comrades."