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St Ann's Nottingham
William was born in 1888 (birth registered O/N/D Nottingham), the son of William P Lee. His family home was at 17 Rick Street, Glasshouse Street, Nottingham.
In 1911 he was serving with the 3rd Bn Grenadier Guards in London (registration district St George, Hanover Square) as a shoe maker's boy.
23 Sep 1916
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3rd Bn Grenadier Guards
William served in France from 26 July 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Panel Reference: Pier and Face 8 D). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post (photograph), Monday 27 November 1916: ‘Sgt WR Lee (Grenadiers), 17 Rick St. Nottingham, killed in action, aged 28.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers’ Effects: 13832 Staff Sergeant W Lee d. 23 Sep 1916: Father, William P. (record annotated that something was ‘unclaimed’)
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