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In Remembrance of
Albert Frank Webb

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Date of birth: 16th May 1902
Place of birth: Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Albert and Olive Webb
Wife: Olive Webb
Previous occupation: Under Gardener
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 89697
Joined Hood: 1st November 1940 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 16th May 1902 in Melksham, Wiltshire to parents Albert and Sarah Webb. The family resided in Monkton Farleigh, Nr Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Albert was the husband of Olive Webb. They lived in South Wraxhall, Nr Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. Together they had three children- Janet (who died at 6 weeks old), Rex and Alan (who was born just 9 days before his father's loss). He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd November 191813th December 1918ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/826
14th December 191815th May 1920RevengeBoy 1st ClassADM188/826
16th May 192017th February 1921RevengeOrdinary SeamanADM188/826
18th February 19215th September 1921RevengeAble SeamanADM188/826
6th September 192117th September 1921Victory IAble SeamanADM188/826
18th September 192117th January 1922ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/826
18th January 192223rd October 1923DidoAble SeamanADM188/826
24th October 192330th June 1926Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/826
1st July 192627th August 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/826
28th August 192629th November 1926ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/826
30th November 19263rd September 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/826
4th September 192810th November 1930Victory I (Wallace)Able SeamanADM188/826
11th November 193027th November 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/112
28th November 19303rd February 1931ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/112
4th February 193121st October 1932Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/112
22nd October 193230th June 1933Egmont II (Active)Able SeamanADM363/112
1st July 193331st March 1935St. Angelo II (Active)Able SeamanADM363/112
1st April 193522nd July 1935Victory II (Active)Able SeamanADM363/112
23rd July 193526th July 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/112
27th July 19355th July 1936DolphinAble SeamanADM363/112
6th July 193631st July 1936Victory II (Grenville)Able SeamanADM363/112
1st August 193615th May 1938St. Angelo II (Grenville)Able SeamanADM363/112
16th May 193818th July 1938Victory II (Grenville)Able SeamanADM363/112
19th July 19386th September 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/112
7th September 193830th September 1938Iron DukeAble SeamanADM363/112
1st October 19389th October 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/112
10th October 193817th October 1938Excellent (Tedworth)Able SeamanADM363/112
18th October 19382nd November 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/112
3rd November 193825th October 1939Iron DukeAble SeamanADM363/112
26th October 19397th September 1940Proserpine (Iron Duke)Able SeamanADM363/112
8th September 194031st October 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/112
1st November 194024th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/112

Additional Photos

Albert and Olive's wedding day

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

South Wraxhall Church, Wraxhall, Somerset, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Albert's name is in Column 3 of Panel 49.

Detail of Albert's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The National Archives (ADM 188/826)
His great-grandson, David Skedgell (Information & photo, March 2006 & March 2007)