- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1918/12/01
- Latest 1918/12/31
- Inscription 79221 PTE J. C. INKSTER. 31/CAN:INF:
- Support loose
- Materials Bronze, Silkworm silk
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 31st Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Inkster, Lance-Corporal John Colin
- Measurements Length 16.8 cm, Width 4.5 cm, Thickness 0.3 cm
- Caption Medals Project- Inkster, John Colin
John Colin Inkster was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on 12 August 1893. He was the eighth of James and Mary Inkster’s 10 children.
Inkster was a surveyor before he enlisted in the 31st Battalion in his hometown on 16 November 1914. After initial training in Canada, he sailed to England on 29 May 1915 aboard SS Northland as part of the 31st Battalion’s 1st Reinforcement Draft. He arrived in Plymouth on 4 June 1915 and joined the battalion in the field on 27 October 1915.On 16 June 1916, Inkster was promoted to the rank of lance corporal. He was killed in action on the Somme, during the Battle of Courcelette, on 15 September 1916.
John Colin Inkster is buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, in France.