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Harry William LEE

Place of birthChilders, Queensland
SchoolChilders State School and Maryborough Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArticled law clerk
AddressMaryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H W Lee, St Helens, Maryborough, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 March 1917
Place of death or woundingVraucourt, France
Age at death24.10
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAchiet-La-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row W, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lt Col Harry William LEE VD, and Susan LEE, 'Farrington', Alderley, Brisbane. Native of Childers, Queensland
Family/military connectionsFather: Lieutenant Colonel Harry William LEE VD, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 March 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915. Arrived back at Alexandria, 19 May 1915. Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 10 October 1915 (jaundice); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo,14 October 1915; to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 25 October 1915. Rejoined 9th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 January 1916.

Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916; to 4th Pioneer Bn, 16 March 1916. Promoted Major, 27 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 11 June 1916.

To Officers' School, Aldershot, England, 12 October 1916. Completed course of instruction and granted leave from 24 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 January 1917; rejoined unit, 10 January 1917. Transferred to 25th Bn, 25 January 1917, to be Major, supernumerary to establishment.

Killed in action, 20 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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