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Private 19426 William Lees

2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in Action, Mesopotamia, 17th November 1916, aged 27

  • Commemorated: Dorian Memorial, Greece
  • Awarded 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of George and Charlotte Lees
  • Brother of Private Charles James Lees
  • Husband of Elizabeth Ann Lees [nee Jackson - now Colclough]. Married Jul Qtr 1912 at Atherstone
    Father of Sydney and one other child
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Atherstone

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  • Born c1890 at Atherstone. Baptised 10 Dec 1890
  • Lived at Paynes Yard, Atherstone [1911]
  • Employed as a Coal Miner / Fitter [1911]
  • Enlisted 5 Sep 1914


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