war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper





Alexander Webb was Maggie S-K's grandfather. His brother, Alfred Horace Webb, died in the Great War. Maggie's father, Alfred Harold Webb, was later named after him. Alfred Horace is remembered below.

Alfred Horace Webb
died 26th March 1917, Gaza, Palestine
certificate for Alfred Webb, from Marilyn Stephenson-Knight's collection Alfred Horace Webb, from Marilyn Stephenson-Knight's collection
close up of centre of certificate for Alfred Webb, showing the verse
Could we have raised his dying head,
Or heard his last farewell,
The blow would not have been so hard,
To those he loved so well.
He lies beneath a foreign sky,
The one we loved so well;
He did his duty as a man,
And like a hero fell.
part of letter from Alfred Webb, sent to his family

letter sent from the YMCA with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Egypt, 22nd Oct 1916
"My dear sister Gladys, Just a few lines hoping this will find you in the best of health as it leaves me the same, well I have just found time to drop you a line ... "

extract from letter from Alfred Webb

letter sent in 1916 from Alfred
"Goodbye, I remain your loving Bro, Alf"

extract from letter, from Alfred Webb

letter sent in 1916 from Alfred
"Well, give my love to all at home
Goodbye, I remain your loving Brother, Alf
xxx xxx"

Alfred Webb, from Marilyn Stephenson-Knight's collection

Alfred's brother Alexander (Alec), who also served, is below

Alexander Webb, from Marilyn Stephenson-Knight's collection

 Alec (top right) 1918
He also fought at Ypres

Alexander Webb, from Marilyn Stephenson-Knight's collection

Alec (right) 1918



Alec returned to Ypres in 1934 - Menin Gate

Alec in the 1960s
his grandchildren always knew him as "Richard", in honour of his friend who had died in the Great War

Alec's trio of Great War medals, from the colleciton of Maggie S-K rim of Alec's British War medal, from the collection of M S-K
Alec's medals - his name can be seen on the rim of his British War medal
(see also We Remember  - Maggie's parents)

The British War Memorial Project have photographed the Jerusalem Memorial where Alfred Webb is commemorated. Alfred has no known grave.

the Essex Regiment panel, photo by Asher Thompson

Alred's name, close up, from a photo by Asher Thompson

On this wall are recorded the names of officers and men of the armies of the United Kingdom, India, and South Africa, who fell in Egypt and Palestine in the Great War 1914-1918 and who have no known grave, photo by Asher Thompson
the memorial and cemetery, by Fred Strauss
Alfred's panel is to the right of the large arch

with grateful thanks to Fred Strauss and Asher Thompson, Jerusalem volunteers of the British War Memorial Project

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