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Edward Webster enlisted at his home town of Worksop, in the Sherwood Foresters. He had three brothers and a sister, John Wm born in 1884, Clara Elizabeth in 1887, Charles Luke in 1892 and Joseph born in 1897. They were all born in Worksop and their parents were John and Elizabeth Webster. In 1901, the whole family were together at 23 Clinton Street, Worksop but by 1911, the parents and Joseph were living as boarders at Swallow Nest but later returned to live in Aldred Street, Worksop. Edward was working as a coal trammer in the local colliery and living as a boarder at 2 court 4 Low Town Street.
Pte Edward Webster Worksop Guardian 26 Feb 1915 News has been received in Worksop of another local soldier being killed in action, Pte. Edward Webster, age 25, son of Mr and Mrs John Webster – two aged residents in the town, who live at 22 Aldred Street. The sad news was communicated to Mr and Mrs Webster by another of their sons, Pte Joseph Webster, who like his brother, is also attached to the 1st Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters. Joseph had the unenviable experience of seeing his brother killed on Feb. 13th. Edward died a glorious death fighting for honour and freedom. He is an old Abbey school boy and was a single man. Mr and Mrs Webster have two more sons serving with the colours.
He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial,France. Research by Colin Dannatt