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Cpl. Garner Douglas Webster - Fallen

Mercer, ND
County: McLean
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 4, 1944 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1035 Sig CO

Died in Service. Non-Combat Jeep accident on 4 September 1944 in Italy. European African Middle Eastern Theater.

His remains returned to North Dakota in 1948. He is buried next to his biological mohter Ella in the Turtle Lake Cemetery, McLean County, North Dakota.

Born in Turtle Lake, McLean County, North Dakota 27 December 1921 to parents Ella (Lockrem) and Melvin Webster.  His mother Ella died when Garner was 5 years old leaving 6 children with their father. Garner and his infant brother Chester were raised in Mercer, McLean County, North Dakota by their Uncle Christ O. Lockrem and his wife Gena (Peterson) along with thier two children Gertrude and Pearl. 

Resident of McLean County North Dakota.Entered US Army at Fort Snelling Minnesota 16 October 1942. 

Died in Service 4 September 1944. Italy. Burial place Unknown.

Name included as "Gardner" with a "D" on McLean County section of the All Veterans Memorial located on the Capitol Ground in Bismarck North Dakota.

Name included as "Gardner" with a "D" in the Register of North Dakota Veterans of WWII Page 1571.