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Sergeant Alf Webster

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1920

Wednesday Gossip

A well-know Harrogate soldier, who had rendered good service for his King and country in the South African and late wars, passed away on Thursday at a Harrogate nursing home. This was Sergeant Alf Webster, son of Mr William Webster, of Harrogate, who is in his 80th year. The latter had three sons George, Arthur, and Alf, and five grandsons serving in the Army, and two grandsons in the Navy during the Great War. Sergeant Webster was for 13 years in the Grenadier Guards, and went with the 2nd Battalion to the South African War, receiving the medal and ribbon. He joined up on the outbreak of war in 1914, and was invalided out of the Army with trench feet. On recovering he acted as drill instructor. During last summer he was troubled with a swelling of the throat, and this developed into an incurable disease, which proved fatal as above stated. He was interred at Stonefall Cemetery on Saturday. He leaves a widow, two sons, and a daughter.

 

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