Private Harold Stuart Lee

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

7 Sep 1918

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Marsh Farm
United Kingdom

Place of Death


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Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 19th September 1918
Leagrave War Memorial

Pte Harold Stuart Lee, 73494, 23rd Brigade Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on September 7th, 1918. His widowed mother Olive, living at Marsh Farmhouse, was informed that he had been shot through the heart by a German sniper.

Harold had taken the place in the Army of Aubrey William, so that his brother could manage the farm following the death about 18 months previously of their father, Evan William Lee.

Harold was born at the farm in 1899. His death was a second tragedy in just a few weeks for the family. In May, his uncle, Leonard Joseph Lee, who also lived at the farm, was lost in flash floods while driving his horse and trap across a brook near Flitwick.

Pte Lee is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and on the Leagrave War Memorial (as illustrated).

Individual Location

Leagrave War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

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