Clarence Eli LEE

Regimental number30114
OccupationDrill instructor
Next of kinWife, Mrs J P B Lee, Vigor Brown Street, Napier
Rank on embarkation2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 21st Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board Ulimaroa on 19 January 1917
Final rankLieutenant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAdanac Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No 7), Miraumont, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Philip and Georgina Lee; Wife: J.P. Lee, Garrison Street, Carterton

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out a reconnaissance of the front line under heavy fire, and obtained most valuable information. Throughout he day he showed great initiative and contempt of danger.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 2 December 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 52, p. 11

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