1. Memorial:Arras MemorialBay 1 Faubourg d'Amiens

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of the Rev. Alfred Hemsted and Mary Hemsted, of Preston Capes Rectory, Rugby.

Education & Career :

A Tea Planter in Ceylon (1913).

Military :


Unit :106th Brigade Royal Field Artillery D Battery 
Attached : 
Action :The Arras Offensive and associated actions 

Detail : Hemstead,John; late of Allakolla, Madulkelle; 2nd-Lt. R.F.A.; Prisoner of war; Died in Germany This looks odd given the ARRAS Memorial commemoration?

9 April - 16 June 1917. The Arras Offensive consisted of a series of linked attacks starting with the Anglo Canadian assault on the dominant Vimy Ridge feature through the battles in the Scarpe River valley and up to the assaults on the Hindenburg line in the summer of 1917.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St John's Lodge of Colombo No. 454 E.C.Sri Lanka

20th December 1913
17th January 1914
23rd March 1914

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