Photo courtesy Cynthia Homan
Thomas Sanders Lee was born in 1899 at Longway Bank, just outside the boundary of the parish of Crich, but was included on the WW1 Roll of Honour in Crich Parish Church. After the war, he worked as a railway porter and married Emily Weston, at Codnor, in 1920. They immigrated to America in 1926, sailing from Liverpool on board ss Carmania. Settling on Long Island, New York, they had a family. For some years, Thomas worked as a professional dog handler. In 1942, during WW2, he enlisted in the New York Guard. He passed away in 1967 at Southampton, Suffolk, New York.
Derbyshire Courier, 16 February 1918
Private Thomas S Lee of the Cross, Crich, who has been seriously ill in hospital at Sheerness has written home to his parents stating that he is improving. It is anticipated that he will shortly be able to obtain sick leave. Private Lee is a Lewis Gunner.
Thomas Lee's brother George Lee is also on the Roll of Honour.
|William J||Lee||Head||34||Lead smelter||South Wingfield Park|
|Mary||Lee||wife||36||South Wingfield Park|
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1911: Wigwell Mill, Whatstandwell
|Mary Louisa||Lee||daughter||13||Machinist hosiery||Wirksworth|
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1918 Crich voters
Thomas Sanders Lee, Near Cross; absent on military service.