Lance Corporal Lazarus Pestka was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1889, in West Derby, Liverpool, the son of Polish-Russian parents Jacob, a tailor by profession, and Dora Pestka. At the time of the 1911 census, Pestka was working as a wood-carver while living with his family at 141 Upper Huskisson Street. 

Aged 27, Pestka died on 15 August 1917, on the Western Front, while serving with the 61st Company, Labour Corps. He had been transferred from the 20th South Wales Borderers and formerly belonged to the King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He is buried in The Huts Cemetery.


  • Pestka, L, Retrieved 23 January 2013.

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