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Albert Emanuel LEE

Regimental number1173
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolGreenwich Naval School, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChauffeur
AddressPaddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Lee, 189 Glenmore Road, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Troop 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row F, Grave No. 16), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Charlotte LEE; husband of E.M. LEE. Native of London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterreanean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 September 1916.

Disembarked Alexandria, 4 January 1916 (general Gallippli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 1 February 1917 (gun shot wound, side and chest), and admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred same day to 1/1 South Midlands Division Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 21, 2 February 1917, and admitted to 6th General Hos[pital, Rouen, 3 February 1917; transferred to Base Details, Rouen, 4 March 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 16 March 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 1 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, buttock), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 3rd Australian Casulaty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 16, 2 May 1917, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 3 May 1917; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 21 May 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 19 June 1917.

Wounded in action (third occasion), Belgium, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound, leg and abdomen); admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 21 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 512 Albert Emanuel LEE for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEE Albert Emanuel

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