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Harry Erland Lee

In memory of:

Private Harry Erland Lee

September 17, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

109447

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Division:

1st

Additional Information


Born:

April 8, 1889

Son of Marcus and Ida M. Lee, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 118 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 46.

Location:

Pozieres is a village some 6 kilometres north-east of Albert, and the POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, which is enclosed by the Pozieres Memorial, is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Bronze memorial (with black background) to Gunner Harry Erland Lee, 16 Sept 1916, the first Toronto teacher to die in World War I at Annette Street Public School, Toronto, Ontario
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of HARRY ERLAND LEE– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Honor Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • War Memorial– Saltfleet Township War Memorial (1922), Highway 8, Stoney Creek, 
Ontario.
  • Inscriptions– Detail of names listed on the Saltfleet Township War Memorial.
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Photo of Harry Lee– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.

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