Lt Benjamin Webster

I cannot find a Medal Index Card  

1889 Dec 5 Born Lanarkshire (RIC records)

webster birth

1887 Dec 5. Born at Butterbiggens Rd, Glasgow Gorbals. son of William Henry Webster (a grocer) and Jane McBlain

1889 census living with parents at 46 Butterbiggens Rd, Glasgow

1901 census. Living with parents at 165 Butterbiggins Rd.(it appears to be a tenement from the number of people living in it)

1911 census in Scotland only has 2 Benjamin Websters both under 3 years old. His parents are living at 318 Langside Rd, Glasgow, with one of his brothers and sisters.

Corner of Langside Rd and Butterbiggens Rd

1914 Nov 25 Embodied London Scottish - 14th London Regt with service no 3963

1915 Jun 9. Cpl in Machine Gun Section of 2/14 London Regt.

1915 Aug 8 To officer training

1915 Sep 10. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants: Benjamin Webster. It is unlikely that a man from the Gorbals tenements would have walked straight into a commission, so I assume he must have had prior service, either in Black Watch or another regiment.

1916 Jun 20 joined the 8th (Service) Battalion of Black Watch in France.

1916 Jul 14. Leaves unit with wound - shrapnel wound to abdomen

1916 Jul Arrives back in UK

1916 Nov 14. Married Ethel Anderson in Bath Hotel, Glasgow

1916 Jul. He was wounded at the Capture of Longueval

1917 Feb 16. He rejoined the Battalion

1917 Apr 11. Admited to hospital with Trench Fever and Lumbago at Arras

1917 May 9 Medical board states he has recovered and recommends 3 weeks leave

1917 Jul 1. R. Highrs. Temp. Lt. B. Webster, from a Serv. Bn., to be temp. Lt. 11 Feb. 1918, with seniority 1 July 1917.  And was away from the Battalion.

1917 Aug 28 Leaves unit with sprained ankle

1917 Sep 15. Arrives back in UK

1918 Sep 8. He rejoined the battalion

1918 Oct 14. wounded at the Capture of St Eloi. Gunshot wound left shoulder. Wound healed and medical board did not consider it a disability

1920 Oct 21. . Joined the ADRIC with RIC no 79332, ADRIC no 832. Home address: 300 Langside Road, Crosshill, Glasgow. He was married to Ethel Anderson . Posted to C Coy

1920 Nov 28. Died at the Kilmichael Ambush .

1921 Feb 17. Probate to his wife, estate valued at £33