Trooper Frederick Lester - 3rd/4th CLY

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  1. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Trooper Frederick Lester (7949566) died accidentally on 30/31 July 1945 in The Hague, The Netherlands. He was serving with the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), RAC.

    In my efforts to find out more about the circumstances of his death, I found out that the unit was in North Germany at the time and the war diary makes no mention of Lester's death. Being so far away from his unit, I assume he must have been at leave at the time. If so, how do I find out what happened to him?
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Frederick Lester
    Given Initials: F
    Rank: Trooper
    Death Date: Jul 1945
    Number: 7949566
    Birth Place: Derbyshire
    Residence: Derbyshire
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) RAC
    Branch at Death: Royal Armoured Corps


  3. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Thanks for this TD. The CWGC has no additional information on him, so his birthplace is a new bit of information.
  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Trooper Frederick Lester 7949566 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) R.A.C.
    5th November 1909 Long Eaton, Derbyshire - 30-31st July 1945 Age 35
    Married Bertha I Butcher 2Q 1936 Shardlow, Derbyshire
    Employed as a labourer in a silk factory residing at 8 Denacre Avenue, Long Eaton, Derbyshire in 1939.
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  5. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Thanks Guy, that information might be very useful!

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