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Francis George LEE

Regimental number2041
Place of birthGlenferrie, Victoria
SchoolBayswater State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Francis Lee, Bogadd, Wongin Hill Line, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 16 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2041A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMy son won the MM for devotion to duty on April 5th 1918.
FateDied of wounds 20 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.6
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D. Grave No. 12), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Florence LEE, Koolanooka, Mullewa, Wongan Hills, Western Australia. Native of Glenferrie, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our line between ALBERT and DERNANCOURT on the 5th April 1918. When every other man on his gun had been wounded, and although he himself had been badly shaken, he continued the service of the gun single handed until reinforced.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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