Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Private Isaac Lee

Born on 6 May 1893 in Norfolk, England - son of Mary Ann Lee, Norfolk, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 25 September 1915 (number 219737) - taken on the strength of the 74th Battalion, CEF, in England on 13 June 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave II.D.31), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

(Many thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel Bud Walsh for the photo of Private Lee's final resting place.)

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