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Hugh LEE

Regimental number2843
Place of birthLeith, Scotland
OccupationFarm hand
AddressHawkhurst, York, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Lee, 66 Kirkgate Leith, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1916
Place of enlistmentYork, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2843B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Douglas and Elizabeth LEE
Discharge date4 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917, and marched into Camp Details, Sutton Mendeville, the same day.

Marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 8 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 23 May 1917.

Reallotted Regimental Number 2843B, no date stated.

Proceeded to unit, 13 June 1917; taken on strength of 12th Bn, 15 June 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 27 October 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 28 October 1917 (trench fever); transferred to No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 October 1917; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 30 October 1917; to England, 1 November 1917 (cardiac debility); to Queen Mary's Hospital, Whalley, 2 November 1917; discharged to furlough, 29 November 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 December 1917.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 6 February 1918, from No 4 Command Depot (pleurisy); discharged from Foavant Hospital, Hurdcott, 11 February 1918, and marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, the same day.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, 28 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua', 17 June 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 8 August 1918; discharged Perth (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), 4 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 September 1934
Age at death52
Place of burialDied at Perth Hospital
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEE Hugh

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