Thomas Henry LEE

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LEE, Thomas Henry

Service Number: 5864
Enlisted: 1 July 1916, Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Montalbion, Queensland, Australia , 1891
Home Town: Cairns, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Freshwater State School, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 22 September 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, XXIV-5-6A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Atherton War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cairns Boys' State School, Cairns Cenotaph, Townsville Railway Station Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5864, 25th Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland.
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5864, 25th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5864, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane

Thomas Henry Lee

Thomas Henry Lee was born 1891 to Thomas Lee and Winifred Collins. There were 5 children in the family, Ellen born 1889, Joseph 1892 and died 1892, then Thomas 1893 and William Patrick 1899. His father Thomas died in 1927 and mother Winifred in 1943.

On his enlistment in Cairns he gave his age as 23, occupation as a Labourer and next of kin was his father Thos. Lee, Freshwater, Cairns. His height was 5 feet 7 ¼ inches, weighed 140 pounds with fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. His religion was Catholic. Thomas attended the Freshwater State School.

Thomas Henry was wounded in action in Belgium on the 21 September 1917, admitted to the 17th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium and died of wounds 2 September 1917. He was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium.
Courtesy of The Cairns District Family History Society.

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