William Webb was born in 1888 and lived in Streamford, just east of the village, where there is still a house on the site. He was a farm worker before the War and enlisted into his Regiment at Newport, then in Monmouthshire.
William Webb’s Battalion was part of the 66th East Lancashire’s Division which was heavily engaged in countering the German Spring Offensive beginning in March 1918, when British troops were driven back across the earlier Somme battlefields. Heavy fighting reduced the Battalion considerably; in one short period suffering casualties of over 700 from a deployed force numbering 900 men.
William Webb was killed in action, listed as such on the 31st March 1918. He was aged 30.
He has no known grave.