William Charles Lee

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

William Charles Lee


Military History:        


Regiment:                               Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank:                                      Gunner

Regimental Number:             160262

Date Called up:                      14.5.1917                     

Date of death:                        30.9.1968

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:        St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


William was deemed to have enlisted at Hitchin with the Reserve Forces on 24th June 1916 but was only called up on 14th May 1917 for service with the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental Number 160262. He served with the 121st Heavy Battery on the Western Front, France.  He survived the War and was demobbed on 21st February 1920.

William was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. 

William died on 30th August 1968 and is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Family History:


Date of Birth:                14.7.1884

Birth Place:                   Newnham, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      20.11.1909


William was the third son of James and Emily (nee Hills) Lee of Ashwell.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell and before enlisting was a farm labourer.

He married Louisa Harris on 20th November 1909 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  It is not known if they had children.

William died at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 30th August 1968.


William’s brother Thomas also served in the War and survived.



William Charles Lee

Birth Place:

Newnham, Hertfordshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:





Royal Garrison Artillery


121st Heavy Battery.

Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

This page was added on 15/10/2017.