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Webb, William Patrick (1924-1948)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who have lost their lives in the service of their country, 1919-1939 and 1946 to date.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: William Patrick Webb (1924-1948), born 20 June 1924 at Hampstead, Middlesex, son of Major William Francis Richmond Webb, DSO, OBE, and Tara Isabella Webb (née Wallace) of Awbridge House, Awbridge, Romsey, Hampshire.


Attended Hydneye House, Baldslow, Suffolk.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands), May 1938-July 1942; 6th form; House Prefect; 1st XI (1942); XXX Blazer (1941); PT Instructor; Sergeant in JTC.

Characters of the 1st XI: W.P. Webb. ‘Made runs on several occasions when they were badly wanted, but his batting too often lacked vigour. Must learn to be alert in the field all the time.’


Captain, 17th/21st Queen's Royal Lancers.


In 1948, the Regiment served in Palestine where they were involved in the operation of armoured rail cars, frontier patrols and escort duties. In that one year the Regiment lost two officers and fourteen other ranks were killed.


Died on 29 March 1948 at Haifa, Israel, as a result of injuries received in Palestine.

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