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William LEE

Regimental number4136
Place of birthMoonee Ponds Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
Address127 Victoria Street, West Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Pearl Lee, 127 Victoria Street, West Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near WESTHOEK RIDGE on 29th instant. Private LEE was moving in the rear of the column when a shell severely wounded several men including Private LEE. Although severely wounded and dazed he remained under a heavy barrage binding up the wounds of the others. He continued in this work until exhausted when he was carried to the R.A.P. and evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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