Geoffrey Mountain Lee

Machine Gun Corps

Personal Details

Born: 10 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 November 1899 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the third of five children born to Leonard Lee, a chemist, and his wife Annie Elizabeth. He married Gertrude Jane Marjorie Brown in 1928 in Dudley, Staffordshire. The couple had two children, Audrey Elizabeth and Jean M.

Residence: From the time of his baptism in 1899 until at least his demobilisation in February 1919, he and his family were living at 27 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1939 and now married with two children, his address was Brydon, Pear Tree Lane, Whitchurch. At the time of his death in 1972 he was living at The White Cottage, Mile Bank, Whitchurch.

Education: From September 1908 until July 1915 he was educated at Whitchurch Boys Grammar School, leaving to work in his father`s chemist shop.

Employment: He was a pharmacist.

Died: 17 November 1972 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 73 and was buried on 20 November the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (previously Training Reserve)

Rank: Private

Service Number: 186771 (previously 183189)

Date of Enlistment: 12 September 1917

Date of Discharge: 11 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation


Other Information: His brothers, Eric and John, were both killed in action in 1916: John on 16 September and Eric, three days after him, on 19 September.

Medals and Awards

Not known



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