honor role

Lee, George Claude

* 1208 and 2234 Pte 28th Bn.

Born at Queenstown, Ireland, RC.  Enlisted 24 March 1915 age 30 years, seaman and barman.  Nok was a friend, Mary Blaine Mutton of Napier St, Cottesloe and later at Albion St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 29 June 1915 per A11 Ascanius. He served a short spell at Gallipoli but became seriously ill and was evacuated to England in early October and died of enteric fever at Birmingham, England 31 October 1915.  Buried 3 November 1915 at Birmingham Lodge Hill Cemetery,  Grave No. 228.  In attendance at the burial was Lieut Colonel Lee representing the Australian High Commissioner. This is uncommon and suggests that George Lee’s family had important connections. His personal effects were a bible and prayer book. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. In 1921 Mrs Mary Mutton received a photograph of her friend’s headstone erected by the citizens of Birmingham, with a letter of sympathy from the Mayor of Birmingham on behalf of himself and the citizens of that city.