Private Herbert LEE

1939 Register: 4 Dimple Villas, Crich
Walter H. LEE; b. 10 Nov 1888; Coal Hewer; married
Emily B LEE; b. 31 March 1890; Unpaid domestic duties; married
Mark James LEE; b. 25 Feb 1917; Over Looker in Mens underwear in hosiery factory; single
Hilda WATSON (LEE); b. 13 Oct 1916; Outwear Hand Sewer; Single
Herbert LEE; b. 04 Feb 1919; Butcher; Single
[ RG101/5940J/005/18 Letter Code: RCHM]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Herbert LEE
Born: 1919 Age 21
Death: 02 June 1940
Number: 5887528
Rank: Private
Unit: 5th Battalion
Regiment: Northamptonshire
Grave: 156
Cemetery: Crich (St. Mary) Churchyard
Information: Son of Walter and E. Beatrice Lee, of Crich.

Headstone at St Mary's Churchyard, Crich

Photo courtesy Peter Patilla

grave of Herbert Lee

5887528 PRIVATE H. LEE
THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RGT.
2ND JUNE 1940 AGE 21
GOD WILL KEEP HIM
IN PERFECT PEACE

Derby Telegraph 7 June 1940
MILITARY FUNERAL
CRICH TRIBUTES TO YOUNG SOLDIER
Full military honours were accorded Private Herbert Lee (21), son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H.Lee, of 4, Dimple Villas, Crich, whose funeral took place at Crich after a service in the Parish Church conducted by the vicar, the Rev. H.E.Jones.
Mr. Lee joined the Militia in October last year, and later served with the B.E.F. He was wounded, and died six days later in a North Country Hospital.
For some years he was employed by Messrs. Bosworth and Sons, butchers, of Belper.
The coffin was draped with the Union Jack, and the cortege was preceded to the cemetery by a firing party and members of the Crich Branch of the British Legion.
The "Last Post" and "Reveille" were sounded, and shots were afterwards fired over the grave.
Mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lee (father and mother), Mr. J. Arbinger (grandfather), Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee, Mr. Frank Lee, Miss P. Lee, Miss W. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Watson, Mrs. G. Gell, Mr. and Mrs. M. Lee, Miss H. Watson, Mr. and Mrs J. Smith. and Mr. W. Knight.