20581 Private William George Lee

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Plymouth,Devon in 1887.

His parents were William George Lee(1847-1918) and Emma Jane Cole(1848-1922). They were married in 1879.

He had 3 sisters; Annie(born in 1872),Blanche(born in 1876 and Jane (born in 1880).

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at 16 Moon Street, Plymouth,Devon. Williams father was employed as a general labourer.

In the 1911 census, the family were still in the same address but Williams father was unemployed. William was a tool sharpener in a saw mill.

He enlisted in Newton Abbot and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

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