Leonidas LEE


LEE, Leonidas

Service Number: 7169
Enlisted: 12 September 1917, Toowoomba, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Temuka, Canterbury, New Zealand, 14 July 1895
Home Town: Brookstead, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 September 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
III C 37, Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7169, 25th Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Qld.
16 Nov 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7169, 25th Infantry Battalion
16 Nov 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7169, 25th Infantry Battalion, SS Canberra, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph and Annis LEE

Information was received today from the military authorities to the effect that Private Leonidas Lee, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leee, of Brookstead, had been killed in action, in France.  The late gallant soldier, who was about 24 years of age, had been on active service for about 12 months, during which time he had been through much of the heavy fighting on the West front.