Harold Lee



Sep 14, 1895

Born at Worthing Sussex England



The British Census shows him still living at Worthing Sussex England


Jul 24, 1913

Embarked the RMS Ascania at Southampton England



Aug 3, 1913

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec and proceeded to Winchester Ontario


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59579 (temporary number 542)

Ø      Next of kin given as Ruth Lee (mother) of 38 Orme Rd, Worthing, Sussex England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Butcher

o       Later recorded as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company Machine Gun Section

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Oct 31, 1915

While in the P & O Trench, near Ridgewood, he received shrapnel wounds to right thigh from a German Artillery barrage and admitted to the No 5 Dressing Station. 

Transferred the same day to No 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Nov 2, 1915

Transferred to the No 1 Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Etaples


Nov 8, 1915

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Munich



Nov 9, 1915

Admitted to the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Taplow


Nov 17, 1915

Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion while in hospital


Dec 18, 1915

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Convalescent Hospital at Uxbridge


Dec 21, 1915

Discharged to unit


Jun 21, 1916

Next of kin changed to Beatrice May Lee, wife, residing at 38 Orme Road, Worthing, Sussex


Jul 4, 1916

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe diagnosed with Tonsillitis


Jul 13, 1916

Discharged from hospital to unit


Nov 4, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Jan 4, 1917

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Mar 7, 1917

Posted to the 17th CMG Coy.  (Canadian Machine Gun Company) at Seaford


Mar 23, 1918

Embarked for France


Jun 7, 1918

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to the MGR Pool (Machine Gun Regimental Pool)


Jul 5, 1918

SOS on transfer to the 2nd Battalion, CMG Coy


Aug 26, 1918

Address for Next of kin changed to read Mrs Beatrice May Lee (wife) c/o Mrs P Burntinshaw, Maypole Inn, Yapton, Sussex England


Jan 27, 1919

Granted 14 days leave to England


Feb 14, 1919

Posted to the CMGCD (Canadian Machine Gun Company Depot) on being admitted to the 2nd Eastern General Hospital at Brighton while on leave, diagnosed with a case of VDG (Gonorrhea)


Mar 13, 1919

Transferred to Canadian Special Hospital at Witley


Mar 24, 1919

Discharged from hospital 

SOS on transfer to the CMGCD at Seaford 

A pay stoppage at the rate of 50¢ per day was applied while in hospital as punishment


Mar 28, 1919

Admitted to Canadian Hospital at Etchinghill suffering from the effects of the previous Gonorrhea infection


May 7, 1919

Discharged from hospital 

A pay stoppage at the rate of 50¢ per day was applied while in hospital as punishment


Jun 17, 1919

TOS (Taken On Strength) “H” Wing at Rhyl pending return to Canada


Aug 3, 1919

On Command to No 2 CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton pending return to Canada


Aug 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Tunisian at Liverpool



Aug 25, 1919

Disembarked at Quebec City


Aug 27, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Quebec 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 322146

Ø      Rank on discharge Pte

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge c/o Mr Henry Rodney, RR#1 Winchester Ontario


Oct 30, 1919

1914-15 Star Medal sent to him 

British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at a later date 

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