Estevan- WWI & WWII Military Graves

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

IN MEMORIAM, WWI & WWII, MILITARY GRAVES



Location: NW 1/4, Section 27- Township 2- Range 8- West 2nd Meridian

All Below in Section 8, Plot 1, Estevan City Cemetery

Note- I allow any family member of these men, to copy any of the Headstone Pictures, and/or my Genealogy Information.
My copyright warning does not apply to headstone photos, for family members.


George Thomas Green
b- Apr 17, 1914 in Estevan
d- June 8, 1995, Age 81
Captain with the S.L.I.
Son of Thomas Green and Wanda, nee Kraft
Spouse Evelyn McMillan


Arthur Jessie
b- 1887
d- 1972
Henry Lagberg
b- Aug 16, 1920 in Estevan
d- Monday, Dec 11, 2006, age 86 in Medicine Hat AB
Private, Canadian Army, with the South Saskatchewan Regiment from 1939 - 1945.
He was involved with the raid at Dieppe and was a prisoner of war for 2 1/2 years.


Henry Lagberg
b- Aug 16, 1920 in Estevan
d- Monday, Dec 11, 2006, age 86 in Medicine Hat AB
Private
Canadian Army with the South Saskatchewan Regiment from 1939 - 1945.
He was involved with the raid at Dieppe and was a prisoner of war for 2 1/2 years.


Adam Joseph Frank
b- 1923
d- Apr 15, 2004, age 81
Sec 8, Plot 2, Lot 1
husband of Louise Gervais
Lived at 622 3rd Street in Estevan
Lance-Corporal
Service Number: L61811
Canadian Provost Corps Unit, WWII


Cecil Lorne Hitchcock
b- 1921
d- Thursday Dec. 14, 2006
Age 85
Svc #L17087
10th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army, Medical Corps and Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers,
served overseas during World War II, in the Canadian Army, from September 1939, to February 1946, also served in Italy
Son of James Raymond Hitchcock and Edna Emelia Norris


Edward S. Walton
b- 1915
d- Nov 4, 2005, age 90
Svc # H59112
Lance-Corporal
Canadian Provost Corps, WWII


Jack Daniel Leniczek
b-1919
d- Jan 20, 2006, age 86
Sec 8, Plot 1, Lot 4
Gunner, 15th Field Regiment
Svc #L56011
Jack and his 15th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery, landed on Juno Beach July 26, 1944, six weeks after D-Day.
Recipient of the Normandy Medal and the Holland Medal


William (Bill) Thomas Green
b- Aug 2, 1915 in Estevan
d- Nov 7, 1985
Flt/Sgt
served with the R.C.A.F. as a Dental Technician
Son of Thomas Green and Wanda, nee Kraft
Attended ECI


James “Jim” Stewart
b- ca 1921, UK
d- July 29, 1942, age 21
Leading Aircraftman
Svc #1550825.
RAF Volunteer Reserve
Anson N8528.
Son of John and Agnes W. Stewart of Glasgow, Scotland.
Sec. 8. Plot 1. Lot 1

Information and Photos were sent to me by Jims' half sister, Lillian Barr, Jan 7, 2013.
Below are photos of Jim Stewart's Funeral, scanned by Lillian's daughter with thanks!
Lillian and her husband travelled to Estevan in 2009 from Scotland, for an emotional visit to this grave, the first of Jim's family.

From Lillian- “He was killed when the plane he was training in hit a hanger on take off. The instructor was baldly injured but recovered.”

Funeral took place Saturday, August 1, 1942, in Estevan, H. H. Ashley was the Church of England Chaplain, He was assisted by the Local United Church Minister.

Funeral Procession heading north on 13th ave., Old Post Office, on extreme left, Old Oddfellows Hall, 2nd on left.


At the Cemetery


Letter to Jim's Father, Mr. John Stewart, Aug 11, 1942, from A. B. Shearer, (Ambrose Bernice Shearer)
Air Vice-Marshall, Air Officer Commanding, No. 2 Training Command, R.C.A.F., Winnipeg MB
notifying them of Jim's death

Ambrose Bernice Shearer was the son of William Thomas Roxburgh Shearer and Emmeline Bechtel
b- May 8, 1893 in Oakwood, ON
d- Sept. 5, 1952, Vancouver, BC.
He married Florence Elizabeth Young Jan 24, 1920 in Winnipeg MB


Wilfred Cant
b- bet Sept-Dec 1922 Lancester Reg Dist., County Durham,England
d- July 29, 1942, Age 19
Svc #1094923
Aircraftman 1st Class
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Sec. 8. Plot 1. Lot 11
Son of Robert Cant and Mary nee Walton, of Leadgate, Co. Durham, England
Sec. 8. Plot 1. Lot 11


Stanley Harold Walker
b- Aug 1, 1910
d- July 9, 1943, Age 23
Leading Aircraftman
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Svc # 945248
Grandson of David and Mary Hannah Walker, of Sedgefield, Co. Durham, England
Sec. 8. Plot 1. Lot 9


Frank Lawton
b- ca 1911
d- Jul 19, 1943, Age 32
Leading Aircraftman
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Svc #1206221
Son of John and Lydia Lawton, of Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Sec. 8. Plot 1. Lot 8


Norman Kingsley Riley
b- bet July-Sept 1909, Chorlton District, Lancashire, England
d- July 29, 1943, age 33
Leading Aircraftman
Svc# 1031595
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Anson 8532.
Son of William and Annie Riley, of Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire, England
husband of Doris Riley of Heaton Moor, Stockport, England.
Sec. 8. Plot 34. Lot 12


Benjamin Cox
b- ca 1921
d- July 29, 1943, age 22
Leading Aircraftman
Svc# 1426137
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Anson 8532.
Son of George and Gertrude Amelia Cox of Leicester, England;
husband of Mabel Cox of Leicester.
Sec.8. Plot.34. Lot.11.


Joseph Wallace Bancroft
b- bet July-Sept 1921
d- July 29, 1943, age 22
Flying Officer
Svc #124681
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Anson 3582.
Son of Albert Bancroft and Annie (nee Casstles) of Cross Hills, Yorkshire, England. Sec.8. Plot.34. Lot.10


Philip Raymond Sayers
b- bet Apr-Mar 1911, Steyning District, Sussex, England
d- July 29, 1943, age 32
Leading Aircraftman
Svc# 1384788
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Anson 3582.
Son of Samuel Henry and Maria Elizabeth Eleanor Sayers;
husband of Joan Adelaide Sayers of Long Itchington, Warwickshire, England.
Sec. 8. Plot 34. Lot 8.


William Daniel Thomas
b- ca 1921
d- Dec 12, 1943, age 22
Svc #1416529
RAF Aircraftman 1st Class
Svc # 1416529
Son of William John and Hannah Thomas, of Bynea, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Sec. 8. Plot 34. Lot 7


Eric Lucas
b- bet Apr-June 1914 Bury District, Lancashire, England
d- July 29, 1943, age 29
Flight Sergeant
Svc #564274
RAF
Anson 3582.
Son of Albert Lucas and Marion (nee Burrell) of Aston-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.
Sec.8. Plot.34. Lot.9
photo courtesy Mark Lucas, Eric's Great Nephew


Charles Percy Anken
b- bet Sept -Dec 1919 Wandsworth Reg. District.
d- July 28, 1943, age 24
Leading Aircraftman
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Svc #939146
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred William Anken, (mother nee Chitty) of Battersea, London, England;
husband of Doris Harriett Irene Anken, of Battersea Rise, London
Sec. 8. Plot 1. Lot 7.


John Rochester Boiston
b- Mar 22, 1920,
in Gillingham, Kent, UK
d- July 29, 1942, age 22
Pilot Officer
Svc #129507
RAF Volunteer Reserve
Sec 8, Plot 1, Lot 12

Part of No. 38 Service Flying Training School (RAF) based in Estevan.
Killed in a De Havilland D.H.82C2, Menasco Tiger Moth 4873 biplane, accident at 11 AM, on July 29, 1942.

Extra info below, and his Picture above, from his niece, Dec 2, 2009, Carolyn Boiston Wheeler:

John was the Son of Lt. Cdr. William Rochester Boiston
W.R. Boiston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carolyn Boiston Wheeler) MBE DSM RN
and Edith Boiston (nee Bradford)
John was born in Gillingham, Kent (16 Holmside) on 22 March 1920
Third child, and only son of the above couple.
Carolyn's mother Dorothy Boiston, was John's elder sister.

John went to Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School in Rochester, Kent, UK, and is shown on their memorial website
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/RochesterMathematicalSchool.html


Steve Fedyk
b-1928
in Frobisher area, Farm House
d- Friday, July 25, 2008
Served 5 years in the Navy, Korean War


Kenneth Appleby
b- 1922
d- 2002

Donald Steven (Stephan in Obit) Hinzman
b-
d- Dec 18, 1953 in Granum AB (Dec 26, 1953 on headstone)
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
1936 he lived in/near Hitchcock SK
His mother Mrs. Mabel Florence Hinzman of Estevan SK, married Sep Johnson May 25, 1953, and she lived in Granum AB, at the time of his death, and still there in July 1954.
b- Apr 4, 1889, d- Mar 16, 1980, buried in Granum Cemetery
Charles (Carl?) (Karl?) Hinzman was the father- b- Oct 1876, age 40 in 1916, in Russia-Lithuania, Immigrated in 1910, naturalized in 1913.
William's headstone record says son of Carl and Mabel Hanzman.
Carl Hinzman b- 1877, d- Jan 4, 1947, buried in Estevan City Cemetery Mable Hinzman- b- age 27 in England, immigrating in 1911
They were living on Township 3, Range 10, W2 in 1916, with son William, see below
Grandmother- Caroline Hinzman, b- Mar 1846 in Russia, a widow in Benson, ND
Caroline Hinzman immigrated to US in 1885 per 1900 US Census
In 1906 there were 4 Hinzman boys in Estevan area. Section 16, Township 3, range 8, W2
John Marten Hinzman, age 23, b- in US, immigrated in 1901
William Hinzman, age 18, b- in US, immigrated in 1901
Charley Hinzman, age 29, b- in Germany, immigrated in 1901
Henry Hinzman, age 20, in US, immigrated in 1901


William “Bill” Hinzman
b- Apr 4, 1913 in USA
d- Oct 26, 1993 in Estevan
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens
shown in 1916 census, immigrating in 1913
Brother of Donald Hinzman above.
William shown as a Corporal, wounded Dec 1944, member of the Manitoba Regiment at the time, address Hitchcock SK.
He fought in the Second World War with the Regina Rifles, and was part of the Normandy invasion

Please Note- there are more military headstones than pictured here. Next trip to Estevan, I will try and photograph the rest.

If you have photos of these men, or extra info, please send them along to me, and I will be glad to add them here.


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