Samuel Cecil Webb
|Rank:||2nd Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)|
|Alternative Address:||Prior's Orchard, Kilkenny; Creevaghmore, Ballymahon, Co. Longford|
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Munster Fusiliers, 6th Battalion|
|Date of Death:||03-10-1916|
|Cause:||Killed in action, Yenekoi|
|Memorial:||Struma Military Cemetery, Greece and St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny|
Samuel Cecil Webb, was born on 1 October 1886 at in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, however his family resided for many years in Co. Longford, where his mother and many of his siblings were born. Samuel's father, Charles, worked as a land agent. Louisa's father was Ambrose Bole from Parkplace who was a Justice of the Peace for Longford and Westmeath.
Samuel was educated at Bath College, Bromsgrove School and Trinity College, Dublin, and was a keen rower, rowing in the Senior VIII while at Trinity. He graduated Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1907 and passed the Solicitors Final Examination in 1908, securing 1st Place and a Silver Medal. He practiced as a solicitor in Kilkenny prior to the War at the firm of Messrs. James Poe & Son. Webb was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 642 in Kilkenny.
Webb enlisted in the Royal Munster Fusiliers on the 14 December 1914, and entered the front in July 1915 at Gallipoli. On enlistment he secured the commission of 2nd Lieutenant and was later promoted to Lieutenant. He served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, and was wounded at Suvla bay in August 1915. Lt Webb transferred to Salonika the following month and was killed in action at the taking of the village of Yenekoi, Macedonia, two days after his 30th birthday.
He is included in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour.
Samuel was remembered by his friends in Kilkenny, and a plaque in his honour was erected at St. Canice's Cathedral.
|Parents Names:||Son of Charles Webb and Louisa (née Bole) of Park Place, Colehill, Co. Longford.|
|Notes:||Samuel's elder brother, Ambrose Henry Webb, known as Henry, (1883-1964), became a barrister in the Irish Bar, later serving as Chief Justice in Sierra Leone and Tanganyika among other locations. Their brother Hubert became a vet in Barnstaple, England.|