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Lee-A-G-Pte-5128

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 3 years, 10 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Lee A G     Pte    5128    Arthur George              5 Inf Bn    21    Labourer    Single    R C       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, McNae St 

Next of Kin:    Lee, George, Mr, father, McNae St, Moonee Ponds 

                                                    89 Lennox St, Moonee Ponds by 12/7/1921 

Enlisted:    26 Jan 1916       

Embarked:     A23 Suffolk 1 Apr 1916   

Prior service:  58 Inf Regt.

 

Realtives on Active Service:

Pte William Lee, 4136, 24th Battalion, brother.  Married, enlisted in Brunswick

 

Date of Death:   25 September 1917  Belgium  58 Inf Bn  aged 22

CWGC:  "Son of George and Sarah Lee, of 89, Lennox St., Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia. Native of Essendon, Victoria".

TYNE COT CEMETERY

 

Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiries Bureau Correspondence

 

Missing Sept 25/17

He was blown to pieces by a shell in the Reserves at Polygon Wood.  His body was found, but I could not say if buried.  He was a great footballer and came from Victoria. 

Description age 22 years.  Height 5 -7, Complexion Fair, Build Slight
Witness.  Brown, A, Pte No 3114, 58th Battalion

Taken at No 4 C Depot, Hurdcott 23-1-18.


https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1044231--1-.pdf

 

A Field enquiry held on 17.2.18 determined that Lee had been killed in action on 25 July 1917.

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

 

In Memoriam

 

LEE - In sad and loving memory of our dear son and brother,

Private A G Lee, 58th Battalion, AIF, killed in action in France

on the 25th September 1917.
Killed in action, so the cable message ran
Thus it briefly told the story of the passing of a man
Though he wore no glittering medals
Could not write his name VC
Yet we know he died a hero
Just to keep Australia free.
Killed in Action
That is all the papers say
But we, who knew and loved him
Know a hero died that day
Inserted by his loving father and mother,

Moonee Ponds; also his brothers,

Private W Lee (on service) and Albert Lee.

 

Family Notices (1918, September 25). The Age

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155135873

 

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