John William Lee (1898–1967)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and DerbyRegiment) 87214  
South Staffordshire Regiment 39128  
(Royal) Army Service Corps S/443029  

John enlisted in May 1916 aged eighteen. During 1918 received a gunshot wound to his right thigh and was discharged in 1919. After demob he settled in Stonebroom where he worked as a railway clerk. He married married Doris E Whetton in 1921 June qtr (Chesterfield reg district).

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.
Three regiments were listed: South Staffordshire, Army Service Corps and the Royal Army Service Corps.

Silver War Badge
S/443029 Private LEE, John William RASC; badge B176250; enlisted 25/05/16; discharged 28/02/19 of wounds; served abroad

Service Record
John enlisted on 26 May 1916 aged 18 years, a clerk living at Crich Carr. His height was 5ft 7¾in and he weighed 128lb. In April 1918 he suffered a gun shot wound to his right thigh and he was discharged on 28 February 1919 with a 50% disability allowance.


1901: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John A Lee Head 28 Platelayer labourer Crich
Anne E Lee wife 24   Oakthorpe
John William Lee son 3   Crich

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1911:Woodend, Heanor

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Albert Lee Head 38 Railway ganger Crich
Annie Lee wife 23   Oakthorpe
John William Lee son 13 School Crich
Clara Ann Lee daughter 9 School Crich
Doris Evelyn Lee daughter 4 School Alfreton
Ivy Ellen Lee daughter 2   Heanor

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1939 Register: Wylam House, Stonebroom
John W Lee b.11 March 1898; railway clery
Doris E Lee b.28 August 1897
Terence G Lee b.11 August 1924; motor body builders assistant