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Oliver Webb Paynter

In memory of:

Private Oliver Webb Paynter

September 13, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

410377

Age:

16

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

38th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 16, 1899
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 26, 1915
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of William Henry Paynter. He was the 10th child of 13 children. Private Paynter was killed at the bloody battle of The Somme east of Kemmel Hill, at the southern end of Ypres Salient.

Commemorated on Page 146 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

X. 26.

Location:

KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY is located 8 kilometres south of Ieper on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). On reaching the village of Kemmel the first right hand turning leads onto the Reningelststraat. 600 metres along the Reningelststraat lies the right hand turning onto Nieuwstraat. 500 metres along the Nieuwstraat on the right hand side of the road lies the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Oliver Webb Paynter– This picture was taken on Parliment Hill the day Oliver Webb Paynter left for Europe. He was born Sept. 16, 1899 and was killed on Sept 13, 1916 3 days before his 17th birthday. He was killed at the bloody battle of The Somme east of Kemmel Hill, at the
southern end of Ypres Salient.
  • Photo of Oliver Webb Paynter– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.
  • Photo of Oliver Webb Paynter– Oliver Webb Paynter somewhere overseas in Europe.
  • Page 1 of letter from Captain H. B. Clark– This is a letter from a comrade to Oliver's eldest sister from the front.
It is the first of four pages.
  • Page 2 of letter from Captain H. B. Clark– Page 2 of 4.  Letter from Captain H. B. Clark 38th Battalion C.E.F., France.
  • Page 3 of letter from Captain H. B. Clark– Page 3 of 4.  Letter from Captain H. B. Clark 38th Battalion C.E.F., France.
  • Page 4 of letter from Captain H. B. Clark– Page 4 of 4.  Letter from Captain H. B. Clark 38th Battalion C.E.F., France.
  • Letter from Kenneth Green– Letter from Kenneth Green to Mrs. Kenney, Oliver's eldest sister.
  • Newspaper clipping– From The Ottawa Journal, Monday May 27, 1918.
  • Grave Marker– (credit: Gary Nelson, International Wargraves Photography Project, //Find-a-grave.com)

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