Skipman Posted 11 June , 2019 Share Posted 11 June , 2019 Frederick George Webb was born at Eaton Cottages Bradpole, Dorset, 18/10/1898 Bridport, his father Alfred Henry Webb, mother Emily Turner. Frederick died Aug 1987 in Greenwich, aged 88. It looks like he lied about his age and enlisted Trooper 1688 in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, on the 1st July, 1916. At some point he was transferred Pte 203378 to the Wiltshire Regt, and was wounded in the left shoulder. At some point ended up in Pte 158129 in the Machine Gun Corps. Medal Roll Medal Index Card Silver War Badge No B334501 Enlisted 1/7/1916 discharged 10/9/1919 aged 23. KR Para.B.1.A.O.11/d/10/8/17 What is Para.B.1.A.O.11/d/10/8/17? Pension Card says 158129 MGC discharged GSW left shoulder discharged 10/9/1917 also says born 1896? Medals are inscribed 1688 Pte F G Webb R. Wilts. Yeo. Is it likely that he lied about his age, served with the R Wilts Yeomanry. At some point he was probably found to be under age. Then ended up in Wiltshire Regt. Not sure if wounded with Wilts, then back to France with MGC, wounded again and discharged. Might the pension card be dates be an attempt to cover up the fact he was under age? No service record survives. Medal roll Does not give battalion or MG Company. Any thoughts on which he might have served with, or any other thoughts on this man's service? Cheers Mike Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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