Other names: Reginald Claude Eldon
Locations in this story: East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersLoos Memorial, (Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, FranceFarnham, Blandford, DorsetSchool House, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetSt. Thomas's Church, East Orchard, DorsetWeymouth, Dorset
Story: Reginald Claude Eldon Webb was born in 1898 in East Orchard, Dorset. He was the son of George Webb, a schoolmaster, and Edith Tryphena Webb (nee Jones). (NB As Edith Jones she had married James Harding who died in 1895. She remarried under the name Harding in 1896 to Reginald Webb.) Known as 'Claude' in the family, they lived at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at School House, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in Weymouth, Dorset, as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 15564). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. At the time of his death on 3rd Sep 1916 he had been attached to the Wiltshire Regiment when he was presumed killed in action. His name appears on the Loos Memorial (Dud Corner Cemetery), Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. Panel 76). He is remembered on the memorial window in St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard.