Edward Norman LEE


LEE, Edward Norman

Service Number: 4212
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 15 June 1890
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Gumeracha State School and School of Mines - Adelaide, SA
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Killed in action, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 16 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
His name is located at panel 150 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4212, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4212, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Pozières
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4212, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Born: 15 June 1890 in Gumeracha, South Australia
(SA Birth Records 1842 - 1906 Book: 461 Page: 26 District: Tal.)

Father William Alfred LEE  (b. 5/5/1854 Norwood - d. ______)
                                     his father Silas LEE and his mother Elizabeth Cornish.
married:  28/10/1884 - at Sulby Farm, Riverton, SA
and Mother Emily Agnes (nee MOORE b. 21/7/1857 Gumeracha - d. ____)
                                     her father John Moore and her mother Susan Hamlyn.

Brother:  Frederick William Hamlyn Lee (b. 26/7/1885 near Kenton Valley SA - d. ____)
              m. 15/9/1910  to Ellen Georgina Maud (nee Bedson  b. 12/1/1887 - d. ___)
Sister:     Eleanor May Lee  (b. 8/10/1888 Kenton Valley SA - d. _____)
Sister:     Laura Millicent Lee (b. 16/5/1896 Gumeracha SA - d. _____)

Attended School of Mines in Adelaide, South Australia.

Wife:       Madeline Dorothy Lee (nee Gilbert)
Child:      Doris Norma Gilbert Lee
living at 34 Annesley Avenue, North Norwood  SA
(1920 later changed address to  'Talbot', Dalley Street, West Kogarah NSW)
Madeline's parents - William & Amy Gilbert, Henry Street, Kogarah West, NSW

Next of kin in service:
Brother-in-law:   1560 Leslie Raymond Talbot Gilbert - died in UK 20/1/1916
Cousin:              1317 Walter Moon



  • Walter Herbert MOON
  • Given Name: Walter Herbert
  • Surname: MOON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 Mar 1879 in Inglewood, South Australia, Australia
  • Death: Y
  • Note: Birth record - Father : John Henry MOON. Mother: Sarah Ann CROUCH. Source: South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 216 Page: 268 District: Hig.


Described on enlisting as 25 years 2 months old; married; 5' 7 3/4" tall;
157 lbs; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair; Church of England.

23/8/1915       Enlisted at Keswick, South Australia
                      Commanding Officer appointed Edward to Base Infantry Depot
                      A Company, 2nd Depot, Keswick Barracks

11/1/1916       Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board 'HMAT Borda A30'
                      as a Private with the 10th Battalion, 13th reinforcements

26/2/1916       transferred to 50th Battalion
29/2/1916       taken on strength into 50th Battalion in Zeitoun

11/3/1916      taken on strength into 50th Battalion, Tel-El-Kebir, Egypt

5/6/1916         proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
                      on board the 'Arcadian'
12/6/1916       disembarked into Marseilles, France

16/8/1916       killed in action at Mouquet Farm - in the field Pozieres
buried at:        Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France

NO known grave.
He is commemorated on the walls at the Australian National War Memorial
- Villers-Bretonneux, France.

British War Medal (29374), Victory medal (29192); Memorial Plaque and
Memorial Scroll (316995)

Sourced and Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  2/2/2015.  Lest we forget.