|Place of birth||Pimpinio, Victoria|
|School||Pimpinio West State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Ames Avenue, Murrumbeena, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Ellen Forsyth, Lake Bolac, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Ellen FORSYTH (formerly LEE), Camperdown, Victoria, and the late James LEE. Native of Pimpinio, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, from Base, 4 May 1915.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 27 July 1915.
Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 17 September 1915 (skin rash); discharged to duty, 4 October 1915; rejoined 8th Bn, Lemnos, 5 October 1915.
Admitted to Anzac Advanced Base from Camp Sarpi, 28 October 1915; rejoined Bn, 4 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 6 February 1916.
Transferred to 60th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.
Promoted Corporal, 25 March 1916.
Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 April 1916; rejoined Bn, 21 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Red Cross File No 1571010: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 30 Sergeant L.C. WILSON, 60th Bn, Machine Gun Section (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 9 November 1916: 'I saw this soldier in charge of two guns on our left. He got his gun into action about 60 yards from our parapet, had only fired a few rounds, when a shell landed close to him, killing Sergt. Lee.'Second statement, 2830 Pte J. CAIN, Transport Section, 60th Bn, 7 December 1916: 'These men [Lee and six others unnamed] were certainly killed. I cannot give eyewitness details concerning them, but amsatisfied as to their deaths from what individuals have told me. After the action I was helping to bring down kits and other matierial (sic) nd made many enquiries ... Lee's dead body was seen lying out in No Man's Land by the few men of his Company who came back.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LEE Joseph Edward
Red Cross File No 1571010