Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 1st June 1917; age: 25; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Wimbledon, London.

Date of Entry Therein: 6th March 1915.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 18201

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Rookery British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   157, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


George was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward Booth Lees, 55, a Journeyman Watchmaker, born March, Cambridgeshire.

Mary Ann Lees (nee Cook), 51, born Bedingfield, Suffolk.

Jane Elizabeth Lees, 21, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

Edward Ernest Lees, 19, born Ipswich.

Emily Mabel Lees, 18, a Tailor, born Ipswich.

Charles Garnet Lees, 14, a Clerk – Builder’s Office, born Ipswich.

Edith Janet Lees, 13, born Ipswich.


1911   163, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


George was 18 years old, a Watchmaker – Jeweller. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 65, a Watch Maker – Jeweller.

Mary Ann, 61.

Garnet, 24, a Clerk – Bookkeeper.

Edith, 23, a Clerk – Typist – Auctioneer.

Agnes Mary Lees, 20, a Shop Assistant, born Ipswich.


George’s father Edward Booth Lees died 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Ann Lees – mother.


A possible image of George, from the Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper – 1917 (bottom right).

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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