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Cecil Webb

These two photographs were found in an archive concerning Cecil's daughter Betty Webb.  Betty was active in Yeovil Baptist Church and after she passed away, her papers were donated to the Community Heritage Access Centre.  When we received them we only knew that he was Betty's father and his name was C E Webb.  A press release on the photographs was issued and a person came forward to say that he knew Mr Webb.  His first name was Cecil and he was in the Army Medical Corps during the First World War.  He was a stretcher bearer and was captured by the Germans and after the War he carried round with him a tin containing a piece of black German bread.  His conscience would not let him kill a man.  He worked as head of Gentleman's outfitters at West's department store in Yeovil after the War which was on the site of present day Boots.  When a light bulb accidently exploded one day, Mr Webb automatically dropped to the floor and it took him several minutes to regain his senses.

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