David LEES


LEES, David

Service Number: 318
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia , 1869
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Goulburn Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Artillery Road Plot 12 Headstone inscription reads: Until the day dawns and the shadows flee away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 318, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, SN 318, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, SN 318, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
6 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 11th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 318, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William and Margaret Lees of Goulburn, NSW. Next of kin given as his sister Jessie M. nee Lees of 'Bois Chere', Goulburn, NSW also brother of Robert Lees and Emily Lees

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Alsoserved in the Boer War with the Citizens Bushmens Contingent