Second Lieutenant, Leicestershire Regiment, Meerut Division, Indian Army.
Born: March 4th 1894
Died: May 4th 1916
Age at Death: 22
Died in Mesopotamia 4th May 1916.
Son of Mr H.P. & Mrs Elizabeth Henderson Webb of 78, Dyke Road, Brighton. Born in Hurstpierpoint. Brother of John Clifford Webb (Ju./Ha. 1904-1912).
Listed in St. Peter’s Memorial Book under Second Lieutenants.
Grave reference Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. 6.
A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by Paul and Patricia Goodman.
"Yours was a truly heart rending story, made all the more poignant by your desire to devote your life to the church. Your memory will forever be in our thoughts and our hearts."
and another donation in honour of this soldier by Emma and Adam Bhermi:
"To all the boys and girls of Brighton College who have lost their lives in the service of their country and to our Great Grandfather Edwin Frederick Roberts who fought in the First World War."
Obituary, Brightonian XV July 1916
Webb entered the Junior House in September, 1904, and Hampden House in September, 1908. He was made a Prefect in 1911. He was Captain of the 2nd XI. Football in 1911-12. He was a Corporal in the O.T.C. He left the College in July, 1912, and went up to Christ's College, Cambridge. When the War broke out he enlisted in the Public Schools Brigade, Royal Fusiliers. He was afterwards gazetted Second Lieutenant I the 3rd (S.R.) Battaliion Leicester Regiment, from which he was transferred to the 1st Battalion in Mesopotamia.
2nd Lieutenant Alfred Henderson Webb (Hampden House 1904–1912)
Alfred Webb was born on 4 March 1894 in Cuckfield, Sussex. He was the eldest son and second child of Henry Webb, an architect, and his wife Elizabeth (née Rose). At the College he was Captain of the 2nd XI Football, a school prefect and a corporal in the OTC. On leaving the school he went up to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1912.
On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Public Schools’ Battalion but after being transferred for officer training received a commission in the 3rd Battalion, Lancashire Regiment in 1915. He was later transferred to the 2nd Battalion Lancashires, which was one of the three British Battalions attached to the 7th (Meerut) Division, Indian Army, in Mesopotamia. He was killed in action there on 4 May 1916.
His grave is in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.
Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15