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27306   Private William Lee
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 06/01/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/09/1885
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
William Lee was the son of James and Margaret Lee. William Lee was born on 10th September 1885 in Draperstown, County Londonderry. William was one of eight children. William Lee married Kathleen Colgan on 27th November 1907 in Magherafelt. They had four children. He was a labourer. William enlisted in Coleraine. Private William Lee was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.His brother James, also with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was also killed that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 800033
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore Baptist Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 32
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Lee family 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 24 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Lee family 1911 census lists William as age 24 living with his family at house 7 in Tamnyaskey, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists Lee family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 10 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, Londonderry
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Private James Lee Brother of Private William Lee
6 Townlands.ie Moneyguiggy, west of Tobermore
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018