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William J. Lee

Driver

5th Field Artillery Brigade

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: J. Masterton
  • Plaque: 1402

Additional Info

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Biography

William James Lee was born in Ballarat and enlisted from there on 8th July 1915. He was unmarried, 18 years old and a storeman. He was posted to the 4th Light Horse Regiment with Regimental No. 1596. Later he transferred as a horse driver to the 2nd Division Ammunition Column, and later on he was transferred to the 5th Field Artillery Brigade. He was severely gassed near Proyart on 17th August, and died of gas poisoning in the 16th Canadian Hospital on 19th August 1918. He is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Traport, France
Tree No. 1402

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour