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Ernest John LEE

Regimental number2434
Place of birthBungendore, New South Wales
SchoolBungendore Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBungendore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Hugh Lee, Bungendore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember of Light Horse.
Enlistment date20 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 April 1918
Age at death22.6
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNamps-Au-Val British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Mary LEE. Native of Bungendore, New south Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1630 Driver Wallace Douglas LEE, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 29 October 1917; Cousin: 3208 Pte Arthur Roy ABBOTT, 17th Bn, died of wounds, 6 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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