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Name: John Joseph LEE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J J Service No.: 36776
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Sedgefield, Co. Durham Age at Death: 20
Unit: 1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 101 Cross Row, Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Sunday 21st October 1917
Place of Death: Third Battle of Ypres (Ieper), Belgium, 1917.
Battle/Campaign: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham.
Locally Commemorated: -
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 17th November 1917.
Family Details:
Son of Francis and Dorothy Lee of 101 Cross Row, Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Notes : Like so many men of the community, John was a prominent member of the Addison Male Voice Choir.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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