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Reginald Claude Eldon Webb

Surname: Webb
Other names: Reginald Claude Eldon
Other people in this story:
George Webb
Edith Tryphena Webb née Harding née Jones
James Harding
Alfred John Webb
Charles Frederick Ratcliffe Webb
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Loos Memorial, (Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France
Farnham, Blandford, Dorset
School House, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset

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 (née Jones). (NB As Edith Jones she had married James Harding who died in 1895. She remarried under the name Harding in 1896.) 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.

Claude's half brothers Alfred John (b.1895) and Charles Frederick Ratcliffe (b.1890) also served in the war.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Alfred John Webb
Charles Frederic Webb