The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C Lee


Private Christopher LEE, G/10332, 10th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, death assumed on or after 29th September 1918.

Enlisted 21st October 1915, Dartford, Kent, age 29, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 133lbs, resided Elham, Kent.  Formerly Horse dealer.

Son of Christopher & Cecilia Lee, deceased.

Next of Kin - Henry Lee (Boswell) stepbrother, 23 Dudding Hill Lane, Willesden Green.

Postings - Home, 21st October 1915 to 15th December 1915 (service forfeited); Home, 16th December 1915 to 18th June 1916; BEF, 19th June 1916 to 29th September 1918.

22nd November 1915, Catford, in Civil Custody; 16th December 1915, General Court Martial, tried and convicted of "Fraudulent Enlistment", sentenced to detention for 84 days & put under stoppage of pay, value of one full kit, all former service forfeited, service now reckons from 16th December 1915; 8th July 1916, Aldershot, Trial, Whilst under orders on Active Service, Deserting HM Service, from 27th April 1916, sentenced to 10 years penal servitude, GOC 122nd Infantry Brigade directs that the soldier not be committed to prison until further notice, time in confinement awaiting trial 22 days; 22nd October 1916, In the Field, Whilst on Active Service, absenting himself without leave, sentenced to 2 years, confirmed 24th October 1916, time in confinement awaiting trial 25 days, sentence to run concurrently with sentence of ten years; 18th December 1916, the sentence of 10 years has been commuted to 2 years; 5th May 1918, released.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.

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