Thursday, 17 June 2010

Private William Ronald Lester

Son of the late Charles and Charlotte M.N. Lester, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 February 1915 (number 410918) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 4 August 1915 - buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension (grave I.C.35), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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