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I've found my Great Grandfather Frank Webb, 3 years of trawling and out of the blue i get an email from a distant relative, please can anyone give me some information or a lead from this photo.

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He was 30 in 1917 , his Dad was called George and it's his wedding day in the photo, the other thing is his best man was in the Sussex regiment and the woman infront (I believe it's my GG Auntie) is holding a scots guard beret.

Would it help if i put a photo of the beret on the forum?

The plot thickens....

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Give it ago mate. The more information the better. So you don't know where he may be from?

Llew.

No idea where he's from , he got my Great Grandmother pregnant , went to war , came back and married her and then as far as my Grandfather thought was KIA.

But i know that's not true.

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I've been given / guessed wrong information it's the other guy in the photo which is my Great Grandfather (see below) and i've his medal card details below , can someone please have a look , i think i understand it , but what does (2B) mean?

Frank Webb

*4/ R Scots Pte 2881

Tank Corps Pte 95601

Victory * TC/101B7 1080

British do do

15 Star Tank / ic 119

Theatre of war (2B) Balkans

Date 5. 6 . 15

+ how would i find out any more information about him? frankwebbww1og3.th.jpg

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His beret.

Thanks in advance

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Gary,

The 2b merely refers to the theatre of war he first served in (The Balkans).

Some MIC's only show the code (in this case 2b) but on your this card the compiler has also added the actual theatre of war.

Regards

Russ.

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Gary,

No records on Ancestry I'm afraid mate,but if go on to the long long trail site and follow the links to the 1/4th Bn Royal Scots you will be able to see where they were.

Regards. Llew.

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The same chance of you or I being Scottish I suppose. Without any further information you will probably never know. The distant relative that sent you the original e mail, do they know anything more about the picture. Its very difficult to try and find further information without the basics.

Llew.

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The story was he had been killed in action , but i believe because none of the WW1 deads match (17 Frank Webb's in total) up he came back from war , things didn't work out with my GG mother and he went to live abroad.

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Hi Gary,

What brings you down on F Webb of the R Scots, as oppose to the others ? just the hat ?

Is there an address on his wedding cert for him ?

Whats the wifes name ?

whats the fathers (george) occupation on the wedding cert ?

Dont rely too much on the matching up of the dead, recently I had a Mr Gillet listed under Gillespe, it was only some inspired work by forum members that he was discovered.

List every single thing that you know about him - fact or family lore - on here, and I'm sure there are forum members who will rise to the challenge of finding him.

Grant

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Thanks for helping , right here goes...the facts

No address , just states Pembury on the wedding cert, bride's mum lived there , wedding took place also in Pembury Tunbridge Wells on 1st Sept 1917

Frank Webb is 30 years of age on the wedding cert , it says he's a soldier on active service , no number or regiment.

His father's name is George , he was a warehouseman, looks like no webb family are present at the wedding.

Wife's name is Keturah Maryan and she's 25 , born in Hailsham in 1892

Keturah's brother (Albert) is also in the photo , he was in the Sussex regiment.

My Grandfather is also Frank Webb born 16th April 1916 in Streatham , but christened as Frank Maryan 1 month before the wedding which was also in pembury (Aug 1917).

Only changing it to Webb in the 70's

Over to you mate and thanks again

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Hi,

30 in 1917 = Dob 1887

Frank Webb - Manchester / 8D / 254 / 4th qtr 1887

in 1891 Census:

Living at 49 Neddlewood St, Manchester are

WEBB, George Head Married M 34 Warehouseman

Birtles

Cheshire VIEW

WEBB, Alice Wife Married F 31

Manchester

Lancashire VIEW

WEBB, George H Son M 9 Scholar

Manchester

Lancashire VIEW

WEBB, Frank Son M 3

Manchester

Lancashire VIEW

WEBB, Walter Son M 1

Manchester

Lancashire VIEW

It needs some one to check the 1901 census now.

Grant

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I can't find them on the 1901 census. It could be down to spelling, they could have emigrated?????

Llew.

1891 England Census

about Frank Webb

Name: Frank Webb

Age: 3

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888

Relation: Son

Father's Name: George

Mother's Name: Alice

Gender: Male

Where born: Manchester, Lancashire, England

Civil Parish: Manchester

Ecclesiastical parish: Albert Memorial

County/Island: Lancashire

Country: England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View Image

Registration district: Manchester

Sub-registration district: St George

ED, institution, or vessel: 17

Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age

Alice Webb 31

Frank Webb 3

George Webb 34

George H Webb 9

Walter Webb 1

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