Lance Corporal Leonard Frank Webber, 2nd Battalion, Queen Victoria's Rifles, King's Royal Rifle Corps. CWGC :: Certificate Whilst researching I came across a reference to this chap and missed his headstone at Esquelbecq. Thanks to Dave (CROONAERT) for the headstone shot I can make a worthwhile thread for him. Near where the Roman road crosses the the Esquelbecq to Zegers-Chappel road. I assume they are the D62 and D17. According to 'The Forgotten Massacre ' where the story comes from there is a place called 'Huntsman's Rest' (Anyone ever heard of it?). Near the location described there is a small farm on rising ground. On 27th May 1940 there was two soldiers in this farm, one was LCpl Webber and the other an unidentified officer, one would assume of the same regiment. Their retreat to Dunkirk has been cut off by the advancing Germans and now they are pretty much surrounded. Unfortunately for them the unit that holds the area they are stuck in is the SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler. Aware of two British soldiers in the farm a fire fight breaks out and the two soldiers fight a retreat back into the kitchen of the farm when their ammunition runs out. What happened next is discovered two days later when the SS leave the area and the owner returns to his farm.... The owner arrives at his house to discover a 'British Armoured Vehicle' outside (I assume this would be a Bren Carrier). Inside the house there are signs of close-combat and in the kitchen the nightmare begins to unfold. The owner finds blood splatted all over the kitchen walls and pools of blood on the kitchen floor. Such is the savagery of what happened even the cast-iron stove lids on the range have been used (one can only assume they were thrown onto the heads of the soldiers or used to cave their skulls in). The owner follows the trail of blood outside-It leads to the pigsty, where he finds whats left of the two bodies. The soldiers had been partially stripped, robbed of their belongings and fed to the pigs. Such was thecondition of the bodies when the farmer found them only LCpl Webber could be identified, all that could be ascertained for sure about the other man is that he was an officer. The culprits were members of the 1st Bn. LSSAH which gives more weight to the argument that Dietrich knew what was going on in his regiment. He wasn't hiding in a ditch on this day!