George Herbert Lee

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Sep 10, 1893

Born to George and Emma Alberta (nee Linstead) Lee at Laxton Township, Victoria County Ontario


Mar 18, 1916

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Woodville Ontario 

Ø      Number 724122

Ø      Next of kin given as George Lee, father, of RR #2 Woodville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company

 George's  brother William attested into the battalion 5 days later

Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Borden Camp


Aug 16, 1916

The Battalion moved to the Bramshott Camp


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion as part of a draft of 100 Other Ranks


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France as part of a draft of 917 reinforcements 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 22, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in Division Reserve at Bully Grenay


Jan 17, 1917 His brother William  was killed during a trench raid

Apr 9, 1917

During the advance on Vimy Ridge Pte Lee was wounded and removed to a Field Ambulance for first aid.  He was then transferred to No 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Apr 10, 1917

Pte Lee died of his wounds at No 23 CCS

Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
Pas de Calais France

Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs Emma Lee, at RR #2 Woodville Ontario. 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, George Lee, at the same address 

Both George and his brother William are honoured on the War Memorial in Woodville, Ontairo

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