John Lee (1885-1915)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
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, JOHN (JACK). Private. No 25607. 14th Battalion, 1st Royal Montreal Regiment, 1st Canadian Contingent. Born Huddersfield 21.6.1885. Son of Henry and Ada E. Lee, 6 Springfield Place, Marsh. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Was a member of the Longwood Harriers and Huddersfield Harriers and also of the Lockwood Cycling Club. Emigrated to Canada in 1912. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Married. Was wounded near Bethune on 28.5.1915. He was shot by a sniper whilst bringing in a wounded German prisoner. Died of wounds on 29.5.1915, aged 29 years. Buried HINGES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 27.
- ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.
- Brother of Private HENRY LEE, killed in action, 22.10.1917, and Sergeant STEPHEN HARGILL LEE, DCM and Bar, died of wounds, 7.11.1918.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private JOHN LEE
- regiment: Canadian Infantry
- died: Saturday, May 29, 1915
- age: 29 years
- record ID: 247541
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #247541)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #6000433)