Webster, Harry

Harry Webster

Royal Navy

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, the Chatham Naval Memorial, St Bride’s Church Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 34.

The family home was 2, Lorne Street, Helensburgh. The son of Alexander Webster of Cupar and Catherine Webster of Lorne Street, Helensburgh

 Harry Webster was born in Cupar, Fife and at some point moved to Helensburgh. In 1911, he was boarding at 14, West Clyde Street and was employed as a coach painter.
In 1912, he married Catherine Cathbert, of 2, Lorne Street and the couple, with their young daughter, lived with her parents.
Harry joined the Royal Navy as a painter 2nd Class in 1915 and was posted to HMS Vanguard. Having survived the Battle of Jutland, he was killed in an explosion on board aged 29.
His medal entitlement was issued to his widow in 1919 with the words: 'Died on Active Duty'.

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