Norman LEE MM


LEE, Norman

Service Number: 2629
Enlisted: 6 June 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 June 1918
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2629, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2629, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2629, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2629, 3rd Infantry Battalion
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2629, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
10 Apr 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Citation reads: At Hermies, France, on 9th April 1917, Private Lee lost touch with his section during the attack. He pushed forward and engaged a party of the enemy, killing 5 himself before assistance arrived. He showed great initiative and gallantry Commonwealth of Australia Gazette - 11 October 1917 on page 2662 at position 80 London Gazette 26 May 1917 on page 5196 at position 49

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Oxford Hotel, Kings Street, Sydney, NSW. Son of M. Lee of Penshurst, Victoria

Next of kin was kin as his sister Ellen Lee of the same address previously of 162 Geelong Road, Footscray, Victoria. Last known address was 'Lindfield', Forsyth Street, Kensington, NSW

At one stage he held the rank of Corporal but was reduced back to Private following his Court Martial

Brother of Henry Robert Lee who was killed in action on 8 August 1915 while serving with the 14th Battlion

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