Eric Hanson Lee was born in Whitchurch in 1896. He was the eldest son of Leonard and Anne Lee of 27, High Street, Whitchurch.
Eric was studying at St John’s College, Cambridge when he enlisted in 1914 aged 18. He gained a commission in March 1915 in the 9th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, and joined the 1st Battalion in France on the 17th August 1915.
Eric was the brother of John Arthur Lee, who died three days earlier on 16th September 1916.
Regiment : 1st Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Second Lieutenant
Died of Wounds; France 19th September 1916 Age 20