Second Lieutenant F. H. Norris Lee

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Heres an interesting man - I was fascinated by his army experience .... but sorry to see he died that way ! :(

    In Memory of

    1st Bn., Irish Guards
    who died age 30
    on 04 July 1916
    Born at Limerick. Son of the Rev. John Theodore Norris Lee and Mary Lee, of Hatfield Vicarage, Harlow, Essex. Joined the Tembuland Mounted Rifles, Sept., 1914, and fought against the rebels in the Orange Free State. Transf. 1915, to the Kalahari Horse and served in the German South West African Campaign.

    Remembered with honour

    Remembered here ..........

    St Mary The Virgin Church Hatfield Broad Oak

    To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of Hatfield Broad Oak who laid down their lives in The Great War

    Taken from Kipling's The Irish Guards in the Great War

    "On the 18th June officer patrols went out to look at the enemy's wire. 2nd Lt F.H.N Lee was wounded in the leg while close to it, and was carried back by No 3836 Corporal Redmond; dying later of gangrene."

    Times 8th July 1916

    "Second Lieutenant F. H. Norris Lee second son of the Vicar of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, has died in hospital of wounds received on June 18. He entered the Cape Colony Civil Service at the age of 16 in 1902 and was acting assistant magistrate at Umbato when the war broke out. Joining the Tembuland Mounted Rifles he fought against the rebels in the Orange Free State, and after having been transferred to the Kalahari Horse he took part in the expedition which starting from Kimberley, took the Germans in the rear and compelled them to give battle to Mackenzie's forces at Gibeon. This trek ended at Windhoek extending all together 1,500 miles. At the close of the campaign in German South-West Africa the Civil authorities extended his leave to enable him to return to service near home. He was commissioned last October to the Special Reserve, Irish Guards. He was reported to be "a keen and promising officer," and as a civilian had been an ardent Volunteer."

    The Sphere 19th August 1916
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    And here he is .... !

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