Webster, William, Private, 27313, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Formerly 20563, South Staffordshire Regiment
Born Hognaston, Derbyshire
Enlisted Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Resided Hognaston
Killed in action 11th April 1918 aged 24
Son of Eliza Webster; brother of Isaac Webster, of 5, Millscroft Rd., Hognaston, Derbyshire.
Buried in Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, 2, F, 11

Ashbourne News, 24th May 1918
William Webster was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Webster, of Hognaston. He enlisted in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment in May 1916, and was then transferred to the South Staffordshire Regiment, receiving his training at Rugeley. He was sent to France in October 1916, and there joined the Hampshire Regiment. 'He was a singularly bright, cheerful and hearty lad, and went out full of hope and determined to do his best for his country, a resolution which he nobly fulfilled. He was a general favourite, and was especially kind to old people and children.'
He had been wounded 'a few months ago', and upon his recovery had been with serving with the Lewis guns. He was 23 years of age. His younger brother was serving in the Army Service Corps.