Lawrence Daily Journal-World, Friday, Aug. 2, 1918, page 6:
Killed in France
Lester Kettering Dies From Accidental Gun Shot Wound
Lester Kettering, a former Lawrence boy, was killed in France by an accidental gun-shot wound July 9, according to word received by his brother, Ira Kettering, of Lecompton. Private Kettering was with the Supply Company of the 16th Field Company. He enlisted at Topeka June 27, and sailed for France April 16.
Kettering formerly attended Lawrence High School, but left here eight years ago, and had made his home in Topeka practically ever since that time. He was preparing to enter the missionary field at the time of his enlistment, and had done considerable Y.M.C.A. concert work. While in Lawrence, he sang frequently at the Congregational Church.
The family formerly lived at 923 Alabama street. Two older brothers, Elmer and Charles, are now in business in Topeka, and another brother, Dewitt, was formerly employed by E.F. Hunter. A sister, Sylvia, is in government employ at Washington.
Gravesite Details Entered the service from Nebraska.