As part of our project to document and remember the names on the Ladysmith Cenotaph, here is our page on Private John Rudolf Lapsansky, who died on 2 February 1919, aged 24, while serving in Belgium with the 7th Battalion, B.C. Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own),
Private John Rudolf Lapsansky was the “Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lapsansky, of Ladysmith, British Columbia.”
It is interesting to note that John Rudolf Lapsansky enlisted in August 1914 and survived the war. After the First World war ended on 11 November 1918 he served in Germany with the Occupation Force before being returned to Belgium early in 1919. It is possible he died in Belgium of the Spanish Flu, which was then a world wide pandemic. We will do more research on this and post what we find.
Here are some link to pages with more information on Private John Rudolf Lapsansky: