Webster, William

William Webster was born in Pudsey, Yorkshire, England in 1890.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 129 Mansel Street, Farnworth, Lancashire, England. The head of the family was Walter William Webster aged 37, a Boot Repairer.  His wife Ester Ann Webster (nee Lobley) aged 34 and their three children – William Webster aged 11, Edith Webster aged 7 and Joseph Webster aged 4 years.

By 1911 William was living as a Boarder at 8 Market Street, Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales and following in his father’s footsteps was employed as a Boot Repairer.  He later married a Jenny Woodhouse.

William enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with the Army Service Corps.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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