Arnold Thomas Lee (c.1892-1918)

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Arnold T. Lee (c.1892-1918)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

LEE, ARNOLD THOMAS. 2nd Lieutenant. 87th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Mr and Mrs Job Lee, Ashfield House, Thongsbridge. Educated Wooldale Council School. Attended the Lydgate Unitarian Church and was organist there up to the time of his enlistment. Employed firstly in the office of Messrs Kidd, Mellor and Fletcher of Holmfirth and then by Mr F. Sheard, accountant and auditor, Kirkgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted November 1915. Was gazetted as an Officer in October 1917. Was married in October, 1917, to Miss Charlotte Sarah Evans, daughter of the Rev. M. Evans, pastor at Lydgate Unitarian Church. Killed in action near Arras on 1.9.1918 aged 26 years. Buried ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 1.
His widow received the following letter from Major White, the Officer commanding her late husband's siege battery, 'It is with great grief that we record the fact that Second Lieutenant Arnold Thomas Lee was killed in action this morning, September 1st, at about 4.15am. Lieutenant Lee was on duty at the time in the Battery, which was exposed to very severe artillery fire when he was killed instantenously. Lieutenant Lee was an excellent Officer and was always one of the first to do a dangerous piece of work and was greatly admired by all his brother Officers. The Battery was taking part in one of the greatest battles of the war at the time.'
ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

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