44044 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
William Lee was born around 1893, the son of William and Ellen Annie (Nancy) Lee. He had a sister Daisy, and the family lived in Great Cornard before moving to 61 Friars Street, Sudbury. William worked at the Gas Works in Sudbury, and his father worked at Brundon farm and mill. His sister Daisy worked as a silk weaver at Vanners and Fennell. William enlisted in Sudbury, formerly as 4319 Suffolk Regiment.
William was killed in action on the Somme on 10th October 1916 aged 23. There is no known grave and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
William is also remembered on the Great Cornard War Memorial.
A Cross of Remembrance was laid on behalf of his niece and her mother Daisy at the Thiepval Memorial on 16th April 2006.
A copy of his last letter home is held on file by author.
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