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Lester Olny Webster

In memory of:

Major Lester Olny Webster

August 19, 1916

Military Service


Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

50th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Dora and Robert S. Webster. Husband of Q. J. Webster of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 180 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. G. 24.

Location:

RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Reningelst, on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Km beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible. The Baljuwstraat leads from the Reningelstplein and the cemetery is 500 metres along this road on the left hand side. Visitors to this site should note a short grassed access path to this site which is unsuitable for vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of LESTER OLNY WEBSTER– Found on Ebay
  • Photo of LESTER OLNY WEBSTER– Detail of photo Major Lester Webster
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press August 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press August 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
  • Memorial– This is a photo of the headstone commemorating Major Lester O. Webster in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp. Durham Region, Ontario

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