WEBBER, Ernest George William

Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Wiltshire Regiment
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
1154962
Died : 
Saturday, May 12, 1945
Died on active service
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Ernest Webber died in India as a result of an accident whilst swimming.
Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary
Londa Astoli 12 May 1945.
Pte Webber (6 tp) who injured  himself whilst swimming died in C.M.H. Belgaum.
13 May 1945, 1500hrs
Bearers and Firing party provided by 6 tp for the funeral of Pte. Webber at BELGAUM.
 
Ernest Webber was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1942. On 12 January 1944 he was transferred to the Wiltshire Regiment from which he later joined the Commandos.
 
Sources
CWGC
No 1 Commando War Diary May 1945 National Archives file WO/218/81.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/93.
Royal Artillery Attestation Register for 1942.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book [view].
 
Notes
The RA Record shows Wilfred rather than William as in the other sources.
 
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