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Thomas Edward Webb
Known as Eddie
b. August 1892
d. between 31st July and 5th Aug 1917, killed in action by a sniper in Belgium
Click here to see the family he left behind.
Eddie's war record:
ENLISTED: 8th December 1915
MOBILIZED: 1st May 1916
KILLED: 31st July - 5th August 1917
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Rifleman 18161, 16th battalion Rifle Brigade
Eddie's name is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres. He is also recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Debt of Honour Register:
Commonwealth War Graves memorial
I visited Ypres in July of 2002 and found Eddie's details on the Menin Gate (Webb, T.E.) :
This is part of the list of Rifle Brigade servicemen:
This is just a small section of the Menin Gate, which is covered with the names of those who died. Eddie's panel is between the second and third columns from the right.
This is me, writing the inscription on a small cross to leave as a tribute to Eddie. It says:
In memory of Thomas Edward Webb 1892 - 1917
Rifle Brigade Panel 50
from the descendants of his sister Bessie
(1902 - 2001)