The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Keith Webb

Keith Webb was killed during the campaign in Italy in July 1944.

The information on Keith Webb has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the South Wales Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameKeith Webb
Date of Death13th July 1944
Place of DeathItaly
Age at Death24
Unit and RegimentEssex Regiment, 1/4th Bn.
RankLance Corporal
Service Number4079043
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of Edith Maud Webb of Ystradgynlais, Glamorgan

Keith Webb
To the left is a photograph of Keith Webb from the South Wales Voice newspaper.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, August 1944 :-

The sad news was received by Mrs Webb, 5 Rowton Villas, Ystradgynlais of the death in action in Italy of her son, Cpl Keith Webb.
Cpl Webb had been in the Army since the beginning of hostilities and was previously with the Territorials.
He was 24 years of age, and before being called up worked at local collieries. His father died nine months ago.


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