Papers, 1938-1983, mostly concerning the Hollerith (prototype computer) and the Army Statistics Club, including printed booklet entitled 'The Inns of Court Regiment (the Devil's Own)', 1938; newspaper cuttings and obituaries, 1944-1983, with nine photographs relating to Webster's Army career, notably photographs of 25 pounder gun and crew ; printed volume entitled 'Administrative history of 21 Army Group, 6 Jun 1944-8 May 1945' (Restricted publication, 1945); eight typescript editions of 'The Bulletin of the Stats Club', 1949-1953, with related administrative correspondence, 1946-1979; two editions of The Tabulator. A journal devoted to Hollerith electrical punched card accounting, 1953 and 1958; edition of 'The history of 353 (London) Medium Regt RA (TA), 1861-1961' by Maj B J Grimwood, Col John Ewart Marnham and Lt Col E H Beasley .
WEBSTER, Lt Col Derek (1898-1983)
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- ReferenceGB 99 KCLMA Webster
- Dates of Creation1938-1979
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born 1898; educated at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire; served in World War One, 1914-1918; served with Inns of Court Regt, Officer Training Corps, Territorial Force, 1915-1917; commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force, and served on Western Front, 1917-1918; Lt, 1919; service with 65 (8 London) Howitzer Bde, Territorial Army, 1920-1924; qualified as chartered accountant, 1922; freeman, City of London, 1922; established Derek Webster and Company, Chartered Accountants, 1923; Inns of Court Regt, Territorial Army, 1924-1928; served World War Two, 1939-1945; Capt, 1939; served with 53 (London) Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, British Expeditionary Force, France, 1939-1940; evacuated from Dunkirk, 1940; commanded 210 Battery, 53 (London) Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, 1940-1941; on staff, South Eastern Command, 1942-1943; Chief Statistical Officer, Headquarters, 21 Army Group, 1943-1945; Maj, 1944; retired from Army, 1946; Hon Lt Col, 1946; Honorary Treasurer, St Marylebone Conservative Association, 1946-1948; Vice Chairman, Fulham and Kensington Group Hospital Management Committee, 1948-1952; London County Councilor, 1949-1952; Honorary Treasurer, Hemel Hempstead Constituency Conservative and Unionist Association, 1950-1955; Justice of the Peace for Hertfordshire, 1956; Honorary Treasurer, National Fund for Research into Crippling Diseases, 1966; retired, 1976; died 1983.
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