Webster Harry Everard Captain 105524

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Name Webster Harry Everard
Army number 105524
Rank Captain
Decorations
Date of birth 11-May-12
Age 32 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the South Wales Borderers - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 19/11/1939 with the Brecknockshire Battalion. Served Normandy. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 2/7/1944, and posted to the 10th Bn 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. Map sheet 7F/2, reference 08806775.
Home address Son of Everard Francis and Olive Elizabeth Webster, Binstead, Isle of Wight. Re-buried 8/4/1946 in Grave XII. F. 2. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "ONWARD".
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.