Friday 26 April 2013

Private Albert Webb

Born on 7 March 1873 in Birmingham, England - husband of Emily Webb, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as tinsmith; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches fully expanded; 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 14 February 1916 (number 669770) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - killed in action on 2 January 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Webb's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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