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Herbert William LEE

Regimental number7253
Place of birthWhilchurch, Hants, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 9"
Weight200 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M F Lee, Queen Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 9 months in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date3 December 1917
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name28th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Ormonde on 13 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot AA, Grave No. 930), Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: William and Jane LEE; husband of Mabel LEE
Discharge date11 December 1919
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 16 November 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 11 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death27 February 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEE Herbert William

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