Born: 15 March 1898.
Family: The first child of Samuel and Mary Webster of 15 Barlows Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Civilian Occupation: He was working at cable makers British Insulated Cables Ltd Norfolk prior to enlisting.
Residence: He lived at 5 Castle Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire after discharge from the army.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 17747
Date of Enlistment: 21 April 1915
Date of Discharge: 2 August 1917
Reason for Discharge: Unfit for service due to blindness.
Other Information: Samuel may have enlisted whilst under age. The census records show year of birth as 1898 or 1899 however on his attestation his age is 19 but on the medical report of 1917 it is 18. He was blinded by a gunshot wound to the head and was discharged.