John Arthur Lee was born in Whitchurch in 1897. He was the second son of Leonard and Anne Lee of 27, High Street, Whitchurch.
John was studying at Ardingly College, Sussex when he enlisted in 1915 aged 18. He gained a commission in the 3rd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, and joined the 5th Battalion in France in July 1916.
John was the brother of Eric Hanson Lee, who died three days later on 19th September 1916.
Regiment : 5th (Service) Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Second Lieutenant
Killed in Action; France 16th September 1916 Age 19