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Lester Sauson

In memory of:

Sergeant Lester Sauson

January 1, 1944

Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


August 11, 1915
Shigawake, Quebec


July 23, 1940
Chandler, Quebec

His full name is Lester Lawrence Sauson. Son of Edward Sauson and Florence Walker, of Shigawake, Québec.

Brother of Sergeant Edward Lewis Sauson, who died while serving with the Royal Rifles of Canada and Corporal Oliver Raymond Sauson, service number E-29902, Royal Rifles of Canada, also prisoner of war in Hong Kong and Japan, and survived the war. There is a commemorative headstone at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Shigawake, Quebec.

Lester served in Québec, in New Brunswick, in Nova Scotia, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C and in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,258 days of service, including 796 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 437 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Sec. B. A. 16.


YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Lester Sauson– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.

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