Webb, Trevor


War Service:
Second Lieutenant TREVOR WEBB was killed in action on 10 May 1917 while serving with 55 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He was 21. Before joining the RFC he had served with 3/20th Battalion the London Regiment, having joined the battalion in September 1914. After recuperating from wounds sustained at Festubert he obtained a commission in the RFC in July 1916 and was posted to 55 Squadron in March 1917.

His DH4, on a photographic reconnaissance to Caudry-Neuvilly, broke up after a direct hit by an anti-aircraft shell over Le Cateau.

He is buried in St Souplet British Cemetery near Le Cateau. His observer, Sergeant Walter Bond is buried next to him.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Laurence, Catford and on the memorial at St. Dunstan's College.

He was the second son of Horace and Rose Webb of 16 Honley Road, Catford. He was educated at St Dunstan's, Catford and, like his father, worked for the Daily Mail.
His brother Stanley died of wounds on 26 March 1918 while serving with the 7th battalion Royal West Kents.

CWGC; de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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