Lest We Forget – First World War

 

The following are some of the men with Irish Palatine names who made the supreme sacrifice during the First Wold War

Barkman, Rifleman Charles Stuart 678049 died 15 June 1918 while serving with the 21st Battalion, London Regiment, First Surrey Rifles, United Kingdom, interred Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France, son of Nathaniel and Rose Barkman of London, England.

Brethour, Private Oscar Raymond 2114835 died 21 August 1917 while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 27th Battalion, listed on the Vimy Memorial, Leper West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Brown, Sapper Gordon Lamb 844082, died 6 November 1918, 23 years, killed in action on the road to Mons, France, while serving with the Canadian Engineers, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, interred Quievrain Communal Cemetery, Quievrain, Hainaut, Belgium, son of John George Brown II and Eliza Shillington, and grandson of Thomas and Caroline (Lawrence) Shillington, of Arkona, Ontario.

Delmege, Midshipman Claude Philippe killed in action in the north sea 22 September 1914 while serving on H.M.S.  Cressy, Royal Navy, listed on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England, son of Alfred G. Delmege, Deputy Inspector General Royal Navy, of Blackheath, London, England.

Delmage, Private C/A.J.  40812, died 16 April 1918 while serving with the 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, United Kingdom, interred Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Delmege, Private Edwin 9569, died 1 May 1915, while serving with the United Kingdom Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, listed Helles Memorial, Turkey.  This may be the Edwin Delmage son of Gerald D. and Henrietta (Johnson) Delmage of Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland who was said to have been killed in 1916.

Delmege, Captain Eyre Bolton Massy, MC born Ireland, died 23 October 1916, 27 years, killed in action while serving with the East Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, interred Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, son of Baronet Adam William Stafford Delmege and Frances Catherine Scott of Ballymore, County Tipperary, Ireland, native of Gadesby, Leicestershire.  Eyre was mentioned in despatches.

Delmage, Gunner J.A.  45281, died 3 October 1916 while serving in the 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, United Kingdom, interred Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery, London, England.

Delmage, Private Jacob 4157, died 27 March 1916, 33 years, while serving with “A” Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, listed on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, son of George and Margaret Delmage of County Cork, Ireland, and husband of Matilda Delmage of Crosses Green, Cork.

Delmege, Lieutenant James O’Grady born Castle Park, Limerick, killed in action 27 May 1915, 24 years, while serving with the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, 4th Battalion,  interred Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, Nord, son of James and Caroline (Delmege) O’Grady of Castle Park, Limerick.

Delmage, Richard Barber born Minnedosa, Cameron District, North West Territories (now Manitoba), Canada, died 28 September 1918, 23 years, killed in action while serving with the 43rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders Regiment, interred Anneux British Cemetery, France, Nord, son of Alexander and Mary (Crozier) Delmage of Minnedosa, and Rapid City, Manitoba.

Dulmage, Private H.  784336, died 3 September 1918 while serving with the 87th Battalion, Canadian infantry, Quebec Regiment, interred Dury Mill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Embury, Private Charles B. 875427, died 9 January 1921, 39 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, 184th Battalion, interred Argyle Cemetery, Manitoba, son of Angus and Mary A. Embury of Neelin, Manitoba and husband of Clara M. Embury of Clearwater, Manitoba.

Evans, Private Charles Dawson 666, died 24 April 1915, 21 years, at Ypres, Belgium while serving with the 90th Rifles, Manitoba Regiment of the Canadian Infantry, listed at the Ypres Memorial, Menin Gate, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, son of Joseph and Henrietta (Gervin) Evans of Winnipeg, Manitoba and grandson of Thomas Galway and Mary Ann (Switzer) Evans of Adare, County Limerick, and Nepean Township, Carleton County.

Farrington, Harold Lewis died 2 September 1918, 25 years, while serving with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, interred Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France, son of Samuel S. and Annie T. (Wood) Farrington and husband of Sadie Jenkins and a Delmage descendant.

Fenwick, Private Albert Roy 1009316, born 7 August 1897, died 2 Sep 1918, killed in action at 20 years while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Saskatchewan Regiment, 46th Battalion, listed Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, son of George Henry Fenwick and Estella Switzer of Wopella, Saskatchewan and formerly of Enterprise, Camden Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada.

Fitzell, Private Chester 887915, born 20 May 1896 in Holyread, Ontario, died 10 November 1917, killed in action at Passchendaele, while serving with the 5th Battalion, son of Aaron and Catherine Fitzell of Radisson, Saskatchewan.

Fitzelle, Sergeant Robert 4484, born about 1885, died 28 Feb 1919, 34 years, while serving with the United Kingdom Forces Irish Guards, 1st Battalion, interred Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland.

Gammond, Arthur born Wisconsin, United States, died 1917 during the First World War, son of Robert H. and Ida (Nienke) Gamond of Wisconsin, and grandson of Walter and Catherine (Shier) Gammond of Bervie, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.

Gammond, Private Arthur driver, born 23 Feb 1893 Milwawkee, Wisconsin, died 18 October 1918, 25 years, at Fort Brady, Michigan, of pneumonia while serving with the American Infantry, interred Wettenburg, Shawano County, Wisconsin, son of Robert H. Gammond of Wisconsin, and grandson of  Walter Gammond and Catherine Shier of Bervie, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.

Gillon, Trooper Francis Henry 58206, born 1897 Auckland, New Zealand, died 27 September 1917, 20 years, while serving with the New Zealand Forces Training Unit, interred Pukekahe Cemetery, New Zealand, son of Ebenezer and Ellen Fanny (Backhurst) Gillon of Mauku, Auckland, New Zealand, and grandson of Robert and Rachel (Shier) Gillon of County Limerick, Ireland.

Glazier, Private Abraham Max 145686, died 3 September 1918 while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment, 47th Battalion, listed on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, son of Moses and Teila Katz Glazier.

Glazier, Private J.  654240 born about 1896, died 26 October 1917, 21 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 58th Battalion, listed Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, son of William and Amelia of East Street, Goderich, Ontario.

Griffith, Private Meredith C. 625139, died 21 August 1917, 22 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment, 50th Battalion, interred Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, son of John Burley and Sarah (McKerracher) Griffith of Stettler, Alberta and direct descendant of Henry and Mary (Corneille) Shier of Adare, County Limerick and Brock Township, Ontario, Canada.

Hifle, Sapper George Raymond 45121 born County Kerry, Ireland, died 5 September 1915 while serving with the Canadian Engineers, 3rd Field Company, interred Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France, Nord, son of John and Rose Hifle of Rathgar, Dublin.

Johnston, Private Robert Harold 257142 born 10 September 1892 Morton Mun, Manitoba, died 27 September 1918, 25 years, killed Cambrai, France while serving with the  Canadian Infantry, 46th Battalion, interred  Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France, son of Robert and Harriet Eliza (Dulmage) Johnston of Graytown, Saskatchewan.

Kirk, James Shier Jr. born ca 1890 Manitoba, died during the First World War.  He was a son of James and Eliza Ann (Shier) Kirk of Hamiota, Manitoba.

Knox, Colonel Selmer B. born 27 May 1898 Ontario, died 10 Oct 1918 in Germany, killed in action in Germany while serving with the American Forces, 126th Infantry, Co. 1, gravestone in Amble Cemetery, Montcalm County, Michigan,  son of Johnson J. Knox and Catherine Frances Switzer of Coral, Michigan.

MacCallum, Lt. Earle Carman died 31 October 1917, 24 years, while serving with the 78th Battalion of the Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Infantry, listed Menin Gate, Ypres, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,  son of Archibald Donald and Harriett Ann (Walker) MacCallum of  London, Ontario and grandson of Donald and Ann (Corneille) MacCallum.

Miller, Fraser John died 20 May 1918 in France, 27 years, listed in the new part of Hanover Cemetery, Grey County, Ontario, son of Henry Horton and Mary Ellen (Armstrong) Miller, and grandson of Thomas and Agnes Lucinda (Switzer) Armstrong of Blanchard Township, Perth County, Ontario.

Miller, Private Fletcher Oswald 172359, born 22 July 1894, killed  in action 23 July 1917 while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 116th Battalion, interred Le Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, Pas de Calais, France, son of William George and Arminella (Waite) Miller  of Toronto Township, Ontario.

Moore, Private John William 13122, born 22 September 1891 Bervie, Bruce County, Ontario, died 1916, killed in action in France between 26 September 1916 and 27 September 1916, 25 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Saskatchewan Regiment, listed on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, and in Kincardine Cemetery, Bruce County, son of John and Ellen Marie (Wright) Moore of Bervie, and grandson of  Walter Moore and Mary Jane Shier.

Neazor, Private Robert, 2293433, born about 16 August 1894 Limerick, Ireland, died 12 October 1918, 24 years, while  serving with the Canadian Forces Cavalry Machine Gun Squadron, interred Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, son of Robert and Henrietta Neazor 10 Lower William Street, Limerick.

Payne, John Edsall killed in action 30 September 1918, 19 years, while serving with the United States Navy, listed Blue Church Cemetery, Prescott, Ontario, son of Mr. Payne and Gertrude Miller.

Piper, Private George 4364, born Tullagh, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, died 16 May 1915, killed in action while serving with the United Kingdom Forces Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion in the Western European Theatre.  He enlisted in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland.

Piper (sometimes spelled Pyper) Sergeant George, 7986 born about 1883 Ardaugh, Killscannel, County Limerick, killed in action 21 January 1916, 32 years at the Battle of Al’Orah, Mesopotamia, while serving with the United Kingdom Forces in the Asiatic Theatre, Connaught Rangers, 1st Battalion, listed on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, son of Richard and Catherine (Ball) Piper of Killaheen, County Limerick. George also served with the Connaught Rangers in the Boer War. There is a plaque in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Rathkeale, County Limerick honouring him.

Shier, Lance Corporal Archibald Charles 200730, died 29 July 1918, 29 years, while serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment, ‘D’ Company, 1st/4th Battalion, interred Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France, son of William John and Mary Shier of Chichester, Sussex, England.

Shier, Lance Corporal Christopher George 25781, born 25 July 1888 Robertstown, County Limerick, Ireland, died 30 Nov 1917 at 29 years during the Battle of Cambrae while carrying a comrade under heavy shellfire.  He was serving with the Royal Irish Regiment, 7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion, interred Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, son of Joseph and Esther Maria (Barker) Shier of Prospect House, Barrigone, County Limerick, Ireland.

Shier, Acting Bombardier E.J., 597, died 26 June 1917, 32 years, while serving with the Royal Field Artillery, 1st/4th Hants Battery, interred  Sandown (Christ Church) Churchyard, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, son of Mrs. M.A. Shier of Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Shier, Private Edward 451302, born 1897, died 2 May 1916 of wounds received while serving with the Canadian Forces, 58th Battalion, interred Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, son of Albert and Alice (Bell) Shier of Ontario.

Shier, Private Herman Edgar 249661, born 21 June 1895 York County, Ontario, died 29 September 1918, 23 years, killed while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 116th Battalion, interred St. Olle British Cemetery, Raillencourt, 1½ miles west of Cambrai, France, listed at Bagshaw Cemetery, Ontario County, Ontario with his parents Philip and Margaret Jane (Brethour) Shier of 527 Brock Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Shier, Second Lieutenant Morley Ray, born 4 December 1894, drowned in the North Sea 6 September 1918, 23 years, while serving with the Royal Air Force, United Kingdom, listed Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, son of Mrs. James Mooney and Catherine Anne Shier of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

Shier, Acting Bombardier R.G. 70338, died 22 July 1917, 30 years, while serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery, 66th  Siege Battery, interred Maple Leaf Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, son of George John and Harriet Shier of Plympton, Devon, England.

Shiers, Private Samuel George 669764 born about 1898, died 10 April 1916, 18 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, 166th Battalion, interred Toronto (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shiers of 353 Howland Avenue, Toronto.

Shire, Private George Robert 60504, born 1887 in Chester, England, died 13 Oct 1917, 31 years, from wounds received in the lower part of his back while serving with the United Kingdom Forces Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion in France, interred Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Traport, France, son of Robert Nicolas Shire and Lucy Thelwell of Chester, Cheshire, England.

Sparling, Rev. Charles Ashbury Honorary Captain, chaplain, born 16 May 1881 Melbourne Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, died 26 October 1918 at Hamilton, Ontario from influenza due to injuries received while serving with the Canadian Army Chaplains Department, son of Charles Phillip and Amelia Sparling of 15 Edgar Avenue, Toronto, and husband of Mary Elizabeth Sparling of 292 Bay Street, Hamilton, Ontario.

Sparling, Private Harry Joseph, 718405, born 7 August 1892 Roland, Manitoba, died 11 Jun 1917 in France while serving with the Canadian Pioneers, Manitoba Regiment, 107th Battalion, listed La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St-Vaast, Pas de Calais, France, son of Joseph Sparling and Margaret (Maggie) Brooks of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sparling, Private Howard Clarence 37230, born about 1892, died 5 Jun 1917, 24 years, while serving with the Canadian Army Service Corps, 1st Ammunition Supply Park, interred Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, France, son of William Percival and Bertha (Shore) Sparling.

Sparling, Petty Officer John 138852, died 12 February 1919, while serving with the United Kingdom Royal Navy H.M.S. President IV, interred Cobh Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

Sparling, Flight Lieutenant Leslie Garwood pilot, J/28709, born 12 November 1915, died 7 January 1945, 29 years, killed in action near Munich while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 405 Squadron, interred Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayem, Germany, son of William Henry and Elizabeth Edna (McKibbon) Sparling of Eganville, Wilberforce Township, Renfrew County, Ontario.

Sparling, Private Samuel Herbert 105990, born about 1885, died 18 September 1916, 31 years, while serving with the First Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, interred Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France, son of Joseph and Anne (Mercier) Sparling of Meaford, Ontario.

Sparling, Major Sidney James Belton born 6 April 1882 India, died 4 June 1915 at Gallipoli, while serving with the United Kingdom Royal Naval Division, Royal Marines, Howe Battalion, as Major & Adjutant, listed Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Galipoli), son of Lieutenant Colonel James Philip (Indian Army) and Lucy Mary (Ryan) Sparling  of 11 Kingsley Terrace, Westward Ho, Devon, England.  Wounded 2 May 1915 Major Sparling returned to action on the 3rd of June and was killed 4 June 1915.    There is a monumental inscription at Gulmarg “Meadow of Flowers”, a hill station in Baramulla District, India.  There is no known grave.

Sparling, Sergeant Thomas Vincent 1260040, born 25 October 1895 Caledonia, Ontario, died 31 October 1917, 23 years, killed in action while serving with the Canadian Field Artillery, 13th Brigade,  interred Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery  Extension, Pas de Calais, France son of  Rev. William W. and Emily Josephine Sparling of Toronto, Ontario.

Switzer, Lieutenant Albert Robert born about 1890, Canada, died 23 April 1919, 29 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 19th Battalion, interred Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, son of Alfred and Emma Switzer of Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Switzer, Private George Christopher 868, born at Court, Rathkeale Parish, County Limerick, Ireland, died 21 March 1918, 20 years, at the Battle of Cambrai, while serving with the United Kingdom Forces, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, listed on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, son of Christopher D. and Annie M. Switzer of Courtmatrix, County Limerick.  There is a plaque in Holy Trinity Church in Rathkeale honouring George.

Switzer, Private George Edward 550106, died 23 March 1918, 24 years, in France while serving with the Royal Canadian Dragoons, 43rd Battalion, buried at Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France, son of John Thomas and Elizabeth (Kingsborough) Switzer of Garafraxa Township, Dufferin County, Ontario.  The cemetery is half way between Amiens and Reims and about 14 kilometres south southwest of St. Quentin.  Private Switzer enlisted in 1915.

Switzer, Private Godfrey George 4586, born Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, died 1 October 1917, 25 years, in Belgium while serving with the Australian Infantry (AIF), listed at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, son of John Thomas Switzer and Florence Elizabeth Bowless of Brisbane, Australia.

Switzer, Private Harold Edward 784514, born 4 December 1897, died 31 October 1917, 21 years, “missing, presumed killed in action” at Passchendaele, while serving with the Canadian Force, Quebec Regiment, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, son of William Beatty and Elizabeth (Laidman) Switzer of Binbrook Township, Wentworth County, Ontario.

Switzer, Able Seaman Henry ClydeZ1134, died 19 Jun 1915, killed in action while serving with the United Kingdom Forces Royal Naval Reserve Volunteers, Hawke Battalion, listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Galipoli), son of Charles Switzer of 7 Claremont Place, Aberdeen, Scotland and husband of Helen Anne Switzer of Holburn Street, Aberdeen.  Henry enlisted 20 October 1914 in the Hawke Battalion “A” Company.

Switzer, Private Milford William 151248 born about 1888 in Toronto, Ontario, died 15 Mar 1917, 29 years, in France of pneumonia contracted while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment and was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, son of John Thomas Switzer and Elizabeth Kingsborough of Garafraxa Township in Dufferin County, Ontario.

Switzer, Private Richard Arthur 464382, born 1 September 1885 Binbrook Township, Wentworth County, Ontario, died 3 October 1916, 31 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 15th Battalion from wounds received at the Battle of the Somme, interred Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, son of William and Elizabeth Switzer of Binbrook.

Switzer, Private Robert Harcourt 540029, born 29 April 1894 Ottawa, Ontario, died 22 February 1917, 21 years, while serving in the Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company, interred Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  He was a son of Robert Hezekiah and Alberta Frances Victoria May Switzer of Kennedy Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Switzer, Private William 51248, born about 1888 in Toronto, Ontario, died 15 March 1917 at 29 years in France of pneumonia contracted while serving in the trenches with the Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment, interred Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.  He was the son of John Thomas Switzer and Elizabeth Kingsborough of Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.

Switzer, Corporal William Arthur, #669 born 1892 in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, died 22 July 1916 in France while serving with the Australian Infantry, interred Villiers Brettoneux War Cemetery, France.  He was a son of Albert Edward and Sarah Ann Charlotte (Hubbard) of Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia.

Switzer, Sergeant William Henry Rifleman, born about 1900, died 27 April 1918, 18 years, while serving with the United Kingdom Force King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Battalion, ‘B’ Company, interred Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension No. 1, son of William and Clara Switzer of Westminster, London, England.

Teskey, Private James Edward 808791, born 9 December 1897 Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada, died 5 June 1917, 19 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment, 50th Battalion, interred Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, son of Benjamin and Christian of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

Teskey, Corporal John Adam 6733 born about 1887, died 16 May 1915, 32 years, while serving with the United Kingdom Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, listed on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, son of James and Eliza Teskey of Leyton, London, England, and husband of Rose Georgina Teskey of 10 Jesse Road, Leyton.

Teskey, Sapper H.  142333 born about 1888, died 26 November 1918, 33 years, while serving with the United Kingdom Royal Engineers, interred Tuam (St. Mary) Cathedral Churchyard, County Galway, Ireland,  husband of Mrs. L. Teskey of 2 Castleview Terrace, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, Ireland.

Teskey, Private William Charles 241694 born 17 December 1878 Westminster, London, England, died 4 October 1917, 39 years, while serving with the United Kingdom Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, listed Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, son of James and Jane Teskey and husband of Adelaide Daisy Teskey of 17 New St., Westminster.

Twiss, Lieutenant Robert D. killed 8 October 1916 at Vimy Ridge while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 43rd Battalion, listed Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, son of William and Jane (Saunders) Twiss and grandson of William and Ann (Corneille) Twiss of Adare, County Limerick, Ireland.

Waddell, Private Norman James 152789, born 9 August 1897, died 8 Oct 1916, killed in action in France while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 43rd Battalion, interred Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France, son of Henry Glendenning and Martha (Shier) Waddell of Sunderland, Ontario County, Ontario.

Webster, Major Lester Olny died 19 Aug 1916, 31 years, while serving with the Canadian Infantry, 50th Battalion, interred Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, son of Robert S. and Dora (Brethour) Webster, grandson of John and Elizabeth (Shier) Brethour, and husband of Q.J. Webster of 297 James Street, Hamilton, Ontario.  Major Lester Webster was an uncle of Flying Officer Lester Webster who was killed in 1945.