In about 1890 James, the son of Edward William and Clara Lee, and family relocated from Crich to the Ecclesall Bierlow area, which is on the Sheffield - Derbyshire border . He married Annie Swift in 1906 and was employed as a domestic gardener most of his working life. He enlisted in 1916, but was not called up until 1918. Only weeks later he was declared medically unfit for service, having had tuberculosis disease of his arm, other skin diseases, and suffering with varicose veins.
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.
|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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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