Other names: Alfred John
Locations in this story: East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetCardiff, WalesFrance & FlandersSlough, BuckinghamshireHerne Bay, Kent
Story: Alfred John Webb was born on 12 Mar 1895 at East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of George Webb (a Master at the National School, Hartgrove, Dorset) and Caroline Elizabeth Webb (nee Chapman). He lived most of his early life at East Orchard. he had originally enlisted with the 5th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment (Service No. 1515) as a Territorial on 7 Mar 1913 and was mobilized for war on 5 Aug 1914 but discharged on 16 Nov 1914 being physically unfit for service. He re-enlisted on 25 Jan 1915 and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 11278). He served in France but was again discharged on 11 Jun 1916 no longer physically fit due to tuberculosis. He was awarded in due time the Victory and British War Medals also the Silver War Badge No. 203307. He married Elizabeth A. Turrington in Cardiff, South Wales, in 1931 and they went on to have three children. By the 1939 Register, Alfred was living at 17 Glasmor Road, Slough, Buckinghamshire, working as a Male Nurse in a Public Assistance Institution. He died in the Herne Bay, Kent, area in 1964.