Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
19060   Private James Lee
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/04/1891
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
James Lee was the son of James and Margaret Lee. James Lee was born on 10th April 1891 in Ballynacrea, County Londonderry (tbc). James was one of eight children. The family lived in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, County Londonderry. Moneyguiggy lies just west of Tobermore. All the family worked on their farm. Private James 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 William, 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 799983
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

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 31
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lee family 1901 census lists James as age 10 living with the family at house 24 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Lee family 1911 census lists James as age 20 living with the family at house 10 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Private William Lee Brother of Private James Lee
5 Moneyguiggy, west of Tobermore
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023