Lee, William Charles

Lee, William Charles 

 

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.

 

Name:William Charles Lee
Birth Place:Newnham, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:30.9.1968
Enlistment Place:Hitchin
Rank:Gunner
Regiment:Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion:121st Heavy Battery.
Regimental Number:160262
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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