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Samuel LEES

Regimental number6224
Date of birth11 June 1896
Place of birthCheshire, England
SchoolHyde Church School, England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressHolton Street, Knoxville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Lees, Holton Street, Knoxville, South Australia
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 10 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Discharge date24 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6413 Sapper Allan LEES, 15th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Contracted illness; invalided to Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England; recovered and returned to duty. Arrived back in Australia, 9 March 1919.

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