Other names: Charles Frederic Ratcliffe
Locations in this story: Forton, Andover, HampshirePylle, SomersetEast Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetAsiaPortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Charles Frederic Ratcliffe Webb was born at Forton, Andover, Hampshire, on 22 Jan 1890 and baptised at Pylle, Somerset, on 11 May 1890 the son of George Webb, a Schoolteacher, and Caroline Elizabeth Webb (nee Chapman). His family had moved to East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, by 1901 where Charles's father was teaching and living at the National School, Sturminster Road, East Orchard. Charles enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 8345, 0545, 5719210). He served in the Asiatic region and on discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He returned to live at East Orchard until the 1939 Register shows him living at 7 Langley Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, working as a Cinema Doorman. He died in the Portsmouth area in 1957.