The following list of Webb deaths in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (WW I) has been derived from Edward H. Wigney. The C.E.F. roll of honour: members and former members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who died as a result of service in the Great War, 1914-1919 (1996).

This has been augmented with biographical data from the C.E.F. attestation database created by the Library and Archives Canada. Some additional biographical information has been derived from other published sources (noted below).

The unit listed is where the soldier was serving at the time he died; he may have originally enlisted in a different unit. This is especially true later in the war where units were broken-up upon their arrival in England to serve as reinforcements. A few of these individuals went overseas with the First Contingent.

The place of residence may sometimes actually be the place of enlistment; the enlistment records are not always clear on this point.

Please note that I am NOT researching any of these individuals and so I am unable to do look-ups or provide any additional information on the persons listed here. There may be errors as this information is taken primarily from published sources.

This document is part of the Webb Page.

Name

Serial Number

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Residence

Date of Death

Unit

Unit Name

Notes

Webb, Albert

669770

March 7, 1874

England

Toronto, Ontario

January 17, 1917

38th Bn.

Eastern Ontario Regiment

The unit was raised at Ottawa, Ontario

Webb, Albert Edward

222599

October 9, 1882

England

Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 02, 1918

85th Bn.

Nova Scotia Highlanders

 

Webb, Albert James

109664

April 29, 1891

England

Toronto, Ontario

November 20, 1917

FGH

Fort Garry Horse

 

Webb, Albert Percival

2025224

July 28, 1896

England

Victoria, British Columbia

September 03, 1918

47th Bn.

British Columbia Battalion

AKA Stewart, Charles

Webb, Albert Walter

737222

September 21, 1890

England

Lethbridge, Alberta

October 26, 1917

10th MG Coy

 

He is not listed in the 1911 or 1914 Lethbridge city directories.

Webb, Charles

144968

August 15, 1897

England

Smiths Falls, Ontario

June 02, 1916

4th CMR

Canadian Mounted Rifles

 

Webb, Christopher

739859

December 29, 1893

England

Jarvis, Ontario

May 03, 1917

1st Bn.

Western Ontario Battalion

 

Webb, Dalton Louis

643347

December 18, 1896

Allandale, Ontario

Allandale, Ontario

October 08, 1916

4th Bn.

Central Ontario Battalion

He was probably killed at the Battle of the Somme.

Webb, Edward Alfred

475500

March 28, 1896

England

Toronto, Ontario

April 17, 1916

PPCLI

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

 

Webb, Edward Roy

1069423

March 23, 1897

Mitchell, Ontario

Wolseley, Saskatchewan

September 29, 1918

1st CMR

Canadian Mounted Rifles

The unit was recruited in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Webb, Frank Hugh

81936

May 10, 1891

England

Winnipeg, Manitoba

November 10, 1917

10th Bn.

"Alberta's Own" Battalion

The unit was raised at Calgary and Winnipeg

Webb, Frank Joseph

16830

November 7, 1894

England

Victoria, British Columbia

November 10, 1917

7th Bn.

1st British Columbia Regiment

 

Webb, Frank Mortimer

147770

August 19, 1894

England

Winnipeg, Manitoba

September 26, 1916

5th Bn.

Western Cavalry Battalion

 

Webb, Fred

772610

March 3, 1895

England

Brantford, Ontario

June 09, 1917

87th Bn.

Canadian Grenadier Guards

The unit was raised in Montreal and vicinity.

Webb, Frederick

835918

December 2, 1893

England

Kingston, Ontario

April 02, 1918

20th Bn.

Central Ontario Regiment

 

Webb, Frederick

669835

May 4, 1887

England

Toronto, Ontario

September 30, 1918

75th Bn.

Mississauga Battalion

 

Webb, Frederick Charles

103441

October 21, 1877

Ireland

Vancouver, British Columbia

November 06, 1917

124th Pnr Bn.

Originally called the Governor General's Body Guard

The unit was raised at Toronto.

Webb, George

1090410

December 19, 1883

England

Cobalt, Ontario

August 12, 1918

116th Bn.

Ontario County Battalion

 

Webb, George

60036

November 20, 1879

Springbrook, Ontario

Kingston, Ontario

September 15, 1916

21st Bn.

Eastern Ontario Battalion

The unit was raised at Kingston, Ontario

Webb, George

11630

July 2, 1892

England

[no entry]

June 16, 1915

4th Bn.

Central Ontario Battalion

 

Webb, George Albert

66025

November 26, 1879

England

Montreal, Quebec

April 17, 1916

24th Bn.

Victoria Rifles

He was killed at the Battle of St. Eloi.

Webb, George Thomas

811725

December 28, 1892

England

Grande Prairie, Alberta

April 29, 1917

50th Bn.

Calgary Battalion

 

Webb, Harold Russell

21231

October 18, 1890

England

[no entry]

August 15, 1917

10th Bn.

"Alberta's Own" Battalion

The unit was raised at Calgary and Winnipeg; he probably res. at Winnipeg

Webb, Harold Walter

186278

November 2, 1897

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 08, 1916

16th Bn.

Canadian Scottish Battalion

He was probably killed at the Battle of the Somme.

Webb, Herbert Graham

75706

March 26, 1893

England

Vancouver, British Columbia

April 19, 1917

29th Bn.

Vancouver Battalion

 

Webb, James Herbert

1097

September 10, 1874

England

Toronto, Ontario

July 31, 1918

4 Gen Hosp CAMC

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Non-unique regimental number

Webb, James W.

22540

1882

England

[no entry]

January 31, 1916

12th Bn.

8th Royal Rifles (Quebec)

 

Webb, John

79473

November 25, 1888

Scotland

Edmonton, Alberta

August 12, 1918

1st Tun Coy CE

Canadian Engineers

He is not listed in Henderson's Edmonton City Directory.

Webb, John

817194

August 20, 1897

England

Annidale, New Brunswick

August 15, 1917

26th Bn.

New Brunswick Battalion

 

Webb, John Thomas

19796

October 22, 1870

Toronto, Ontario

[no entry]

April 26, 1915

10th Bn.

"Alberta's Own" Battalion

The unit was raised at Calgary and Winnipeg

Webb, Joseph

835919

December 10, 1886

England

Harrowsmith, Ontario

April 09, 1917

4th CMR

Canadian Mounted Rifles

He was probably killed at Vimy Ridge.

Webb, Lawrence Harold

231815

June 23, 1885

[Westchester,]Nova Scotia

Edmonton, Alberta

August 25, 1917

50th Bn.

Calgary Battalion

s/o Jacob & Margaret Webb

Webb, Matthew

718230

October 18, 1893

Balgonie, Sask.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 26, 1917

107th Pnr  Bn.

Winnipeg Battalion

He was probably killed at Passchendaele.

Webb, Oscar Melville

294862

November 6, 1896

Schomburg, Ontario

Vancouver, British Columbia

October 30, 1917

2nd CMR

British Columbia Horse

The unit was recruited from Vernon and Victoria, British Columbia; He was killed at Passchendaele.

Webb, Oscar Smith

781499

April 13, 1897

United States

Central Butte, Saskatchewan

April 09, 1917

49th Bn.

Loyal Edmonton Regiment

He was probably killed at Vimy Ridge.

Webb, Peter Creighton

477975

January 12, 1894

England

[no entry]

October 08, 1916

RCR

Royal Canadian Regiment

He was probably killed at the Battle of the Somme.

Webb, Sidney

16945

April 7, 1890

England

[no entry]

April 24, 1917

7th Bn.

1st British Columbia Regiment

Non-unique regimental number

Webb, Stanley Burnskild C.

186277

February 17, 1895

England

Balmoral, Manitoba

August 15, 1917

8th Bn.

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

 

Webb, Stanley Earl

453802

March 10, 1897

Alvinstone, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

May 19, 1917

58th Bn.

Central Ontario Battalion

 

Webb, Sydney

3105605

March 1, 1898

England

Weston, Ontario

November 02, 1918

102nd Bn.

Comox-Atlin Overseas Battalion

 

Webb, Theodore Charles

749205

September 10, 1897

Frederiction, New Brunswick

Richmond, Quebec

April 10, 1918

87th Bn.

Canadian Grenadier Guards

The unit was raised in Montreal and vicinity.

Webb, Walter Albert

830515

July 29, 1881

England

Winnipeg, Manitoba

April 28, 1917

8th Bn.

90th Winnipeg Rifles

 

Webb, Walter Thomas

27553

August 15, 1887

England

[no entry]

April 24, 1915

15th Bn.

48th Highlanders of Canada

He was probably killed at the Second Battle of Ypres.

Webb, Walter Victor

73280

September 25, 1889

England

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

April 06, 1916

28th Bn.

Northwest Battalion

 

Webb, William

675541

December 8, 1894

England

Woodstock, Ontario

July 09, 1917

18th Bn.

Western Ontario Regiment

 

Webb, William Adolphus

679304

February 21, 1884

England

Toronto, Ontario

October 31, 1918

HOOMFC

 

 

Webb, William Hearty

907548

November 18, 1889

Albermarle, Ontario

Stoughton, Saskatchewan

October 01, 1918

102nd Bn.

Comox-Atlin Overseas Battalion

 

Webb, William Humphrey

19155

July 19, 1889

England

[no entry]

September 09, 1916

2nd Bn.

Eastern Ontario Battalion

 

Webb, William John

706640

July 5, 1888

England

Victoria, British Columbia

October 31, 1917

12th Coy CFC

Canadian Forestry Corps

 


Notes:

Toronto

None of the Toronto residents killed in action received an obituary or death notice in the Globe and Mail.

The publication Dominion of Canada roll of honor: a directory of casualties (deaths only) of the world's greatest war, 1914-1918, of the city of Toronto: dedicated to perpetuate those who made the supreme sacrifice, "they shall not be forgotten" [Toronto] : C. McAlpine, 1919   (reproduced on CIHM Microfiche no. 86130) includes a nominal list, but no biographical information or any other details.

15th Bn. insignia from the WW I Memorial in Queen's Park

Edmonton

Webb names on Edmonton's WW I memorial

Calgary

10th Bn. memorial plaque from Calgary City Hall.


Webb, Albert Edward

Joseph Hayes. The Eighty-fifth in France and Flanders (1920) at p. 356 summarizes Albert Edward Webb's service record.

Note that he is not included in A Short History & Photographic Record of the Nova Scotia Highlanders: 85th Overseas Battalion C.E. F. (1916).

He is included in the WW I memorial book held at the Halifax Public Library:
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Webb, George

E.P.S Allen. The 116th Battalion in France (1921, repr. 2003) at p. 110 lists Pte. G. Webb home address as Arlington, NJ.

Webb, Frederick

David James Corrigall. The History of the Twentieth Canadian Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment) Canadian Expeditionary Force, in the great war, 1914-1918 (1935) at p. 161 notes Pte. Frederick Webb's service record.

Webb, Sydney

Leonard McLeod Gould. From B.C. to Baisieux: being the narrative history of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (1919) notes the date and circumstances of Pte. Sydney Webb's death in the nominal roll appendix (n. pag.).

Webb, George Thomas

Before enlisting, George Thomas Webb homesteaded at NW15-74-4-W6 in the Peace River region of Alberta. His will (and supporting documentation) can be found in Provincial Archives of Alberta file GR1975.0126/4491 (Box 214). He is included on the Edmonton, Alberta war memorial, but there is no information on his ties to that city.

Webb, Lawrence Harold

Source: Edmonton Bulletin November 3, 1917

The published community history for Ardrossan, Alberta, Cherished Memories (1972) at pp. 689-690 provides some additional biographical background information on Lawrence Webb and his family. He is included on the Edmonton, Alberta war memorial.

Webb, George

A correspondent has provided some additional information about Pte. George Webb:

Webb

George

60036

Pte

INR, from Springbrook Ont., from 49th Regt,  KIA 15 Sept 1916, Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Source: 21sters Discussion Group

Webb, William Humphrey

W. W. Murray. History of the 2nd Canadian Battalion... (1947) p. 363 includes Cpl. W. H. Webb on the Roll of Honour, but provides no additional biographical details. He is included on the Edmonton, Alberta war memorial, but there is no information on his ties to that city.

Webb, Oscar Smith

The published community history for Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Our Heritage: A View from the Butte (1988) briefly mentions Oscar Webb at p. 50. He is also included on the Honour Roll on p. 300, but it erroneously implies that he survived the war.

Webb, Harold Walter

H. M. Urqurart. The history of the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1919 (1932) at p. 828 summarizes Pte. Harold Walter Webb's service record.

Webb, Dalton Louis

W.L. Gibson. Records of the Fourth Canadian Infantry Battalion in the Great War, 1914-1918 (1924) presents a brief summary of his service record at p. 219.

Webb, Albert James

S. G. Bennett. The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1914-1919 (1926) p. 319 notes that Albert James Webb transferred from 4 CMR to FGH in England; he was later promoted to Corporal before being killed in action.

Webb, Christopher

S. G. Bennett. The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1914-1919 (1926) p. 319 notes that Pte. Charles Webb was missing and presumed dead.

Webb, Edward Roy

Surprisingly, Edward Roy Webb is not included on the Roll of Honour for Wolseley, Saskatchewan. See Bridging the past: Wolseley & district, 1880-1980 (1981) pp. 17-18

Webb, William Hearty

William Hearty Webb is noted in the pubished community history as having served in WW I, but no details are given. Tecumseh on the Prairies: including Forget, Heward, Stoughton & area (1985) at p. 302

Webb, John

S. Douglas MacGowan, et al. New Brunswicks's "Fighting 26th" (1991), v. 2, p. 267 lists Pte. J. Webb in Appendix A, List of Fatalities. No additional biographical details are provided.

Curtis Mainville. Till the Boys Come Home: Life on the Home Front, Queens County, NB, 1914-1918 (2015) p. 150 lists John Webb in the Roll of Honour as a Lance Corporal. Once again, no additional biographical details are provided.

Webb, Albert Walter

The Lethbridge Daily Herald on November 14, 1917, p. 7 reported that "The list [of the dead] today also contains the name of Corp. A. W Webb of Lethbridge, killed in action. Corp. Webb enlisted with a Highland battalion here, but [he] went over with a draft. It is believed [that] he has no relatives here".

The 113 Bn. was called the Lethbridge Highlanders. It was raised in in the Fall of 1915, and disbanded when it arrived overseas in the Fall of 1916.

Webb, James Herbert

Andrew Macphail. Official History of The Canadian Forces in The Great War, 1914-19: The Medical Services (1925), p. 378 notes that J. H. Webb died of disease on July 31, 1918. His rank was not specified, but it appears that he was not an officer. The Canadian Medical Association Journal for 1918 (v. 8, p. 860) lists J. H. Webb as among those who "Died on Active Service". His rank was not specified.

Webb, Matthew "Pat"

The Archives of Manitoba holds an incomplete card index to Manitobans killed in the First World War (A 0156). Card 532 includes an obituary and some additional biographical data about Sgt. Matthew Webb. He was Killed in Action.



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