Webster Harry Everard Captain 105524

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Name Webster Harry Everard
Army number 105524
Rank Captain
Date of birth 11-May-12
Age 32 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the South Wales Borderers - Emergency Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant 19/11/1939 with their Brecknockshire Battalion. Served Normandy. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 2/7/1944, and posted to the 10th Battalion DLI. DIED of WOUNDS 26/7/1944 while with 10th Bn DLI.
Company/Battery A.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Officer Commanding the Company.
Joined Brigade 02-Jul-44.
Promotions W/S Lt, T/Capt, T/Major.
Wounded Seriously wounded near Caen - probably on 11/7/1944 - resulting in the loss of his arm, according to L/Cpl Raymond Townsend's diary.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 26-Jul-44. Initially interred near Giberville according to Graves Registration Report by John Arthur James on 13/8/1954. Map sheet 7F/2, reference 08806775. Re-buried 8/4/1946 in Grave XII. F. 2. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Headstone inscription reads "ONWARD".
Home address Son of Everard Francis and Olive Elizabeth Webster, Binstead, Isle of Wight.
Source table 10DLI

Captain Webster's name has been omitted from the DLI Roll of Honour list of those Officers from other Regiments killed, or died of wounds, while serving with the DLI. This appears to be an error and needs further investigation and probably correction.