James William Lee enlisted at Sheffield on 9 January 1918 aged 32 years. He had blue eyes and dark brown hair and worked as gardener. A medical report dated 25 March 1918 reported that he had Tuberculosis disease of his arm and other skin diseases as well as having varicose veins. It was recommened that he be discharged as being medically unfit for war duties under Paragraph 392. His character was recorded as being good.
James's family had moved from Crich to the Ecclesall Bierlow area on the Sheffield - Derbyshire border in about 1890.
1939 Register: 122 Cross Lane, Sheffield
James W Lee b.31 March 1886; gardener
Annie Lee b.22 September 1887
Horace K Lee b.6 April 1818; constructional plater helper, heavy work
James W Lee married Annie Swift in 1906.
|Edward William||Lee||Head||30||Joiner & builder||Crich|
1901: Blakeney Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield
|James William||Lee||son||15||Errand boy||Crich|
1911: Cross Lane, Crookes, Sheffield
|James William||Lee||Head||25||Gardener domestic||Crich|
|Edward William||Lee||son||1 mo||Sheffield|
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