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Edward Alexander Lees

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  • Name  Edward Alexander Lees 
    Born  7 Oct 1888  Edinburgh Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Jun 1916  Ypres Salient, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I378  herborth
    Last Modified  27 Apr 2008 

    Father  John Perrin Lees,   b. 19 Apr 1859, Kincardine, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1913, Stratford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Isabella Scrimger Alexander,   b. 31 Jul 1861, Arbroath, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Stratford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Jul 1879 
    Family ID  F151  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1888 - Edinburgh Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1916 - Ypres Salient, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Attestation Papers
    Attestation Papers
    E.A. Lees, WW1
    Attestation Papers (reverse side)
    Attestation Papers (reverse side)
    E.A.Lees, WW1

    Headstones
    Menin Gate Memorial
    Menin Gate Memorial

    Histories
    Canada's Book of Remeberance
    Canada's Book of Remeberance
    WW1: E.A. Lees
    Map: Ypres, Belgium 3 June 1916
    Map: Ypres, Belgium 3 June 1916
    Battle of Mont Sorrel

  • Notes 
    • Edward A Lees served with the Canadian Infantry (The Canadian Corps - 3rd Canadian Division, 7th Canadian Brigade, 49th (Edmonton) Battalion Canadian Infantry), Service Number: 402562. during W.W.1.
      First enlisted as part of the 34th Battalion - 2nd Reinforcing Draft (Jan 12, 1915).

      He was killed in action at Ypres (Ieper) Belgium (possibly during the Battle of Mount Sorrel), and his memorial is on a wall of the Menin Gate.

      (http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=1593789)
      The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

      Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:

      TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

      Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

      HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.