NameJohn Lees, SN 3432, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: circa 1888 Dumbarton, Scotland.
Date of Death: 27 September 1917 Polygon Wood, Belgium
Commemorated on The Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 29, Belgium.
John's parents were Thomas Lees and Catherine Burns. His sister, Jane Burns, lived at The Harbour Redcliffe. His brother, James , also lived at Woody Point and served overseas. John was employed by Redcliffe Shire Council when he enlisted in November 1916. He was killed in action at Polygon Wood, Belgium in September 1917.Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, LEES JOHNLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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