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William Lester

In memory of:

Private William Lester

November 30, 1920

Military Service


Service Number:

701163

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

January 5, 1886

Son of William Joseph and Ann Lester, of Small Heath, Birmingham, England; husband of Susannah Lester, of Smethwick, England.

Commemorated on Page 551 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Mil. 285.

Location:

The cemetery is located immediately west of the Red River College, at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the First World War, Winnipeg was the headquarters of No 10 Military District and it contained six military hospitals of 972 beds. Air force and army training camps were established in the area during the Second World War, with No 103 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre at Fort Garry. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery contains 299 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 149 from the Second World War, most of them in the special military plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William Lester– William Lester in the uniform of the 101st Winnipeg Light Infantry
  • Wedding– William Lester in uniform at his marriage to Susannah James
  • Photo of William Lester
  • 101st Battalion, B Company, 8th Platoon– 101st Battalion, B Company, 8th Platoon
  • Grave Marker

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