Lee, Edward Elliott (No. 104897)

Lee, Edward Elliott (Edward)

Captain

No. 104897, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Died of disease on Thursday 19 December 1946 (aged 53)

Buried:

Bangor Cemetery, Co. Down (Section 1. A. Grave 114)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

In the CWGC Debt of Honour website the grave number is recorded as 124.

Edward Elliott Alfred Axford Lee was born on 21 June 1893 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin and he was the eldest son of Edward Elliott Lee and Eliza (Lillie) Lee (nee Axford) who were married on 16 June 1892 in St Thomas’s Church of Ireland Church, Dublin.  Edward Elliott Lee Senior (originally from County Cork) was a wholesale tobacco merchant and he and Eliza (originally from County Mayo) had at least six children:

Edward Elliott Alfred Axford (born 21 June 1893 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin)

Harold Stewart (born 29 May 1895 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin)

Gwendoline Mary (born 13 January 1897 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin)

William Alfred (born 9 November 1898 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin)

Albert Victor (born 28 December 1901 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin)

Mabel Rebecca Nora (born 6 September 1903 at 38 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin)

In civilian life, Edward Elliott Lee Junior worked as a solicitor’s clerk and he was a Second Lieutenant in the Dublin Fusiliers when he and Ida Florence Hayes got married on 15 July 1916 in St Finbarr’s Roman Catholic Church, Cork.

During the Second World War Edward Lee served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps and he was 53 when he died of a stroke on 19 December 1946.  His address was 208 Holywood Road, Belfast and, when he died, he was Officer Commanding (OC) for the Returned Stores Depot at Kinnegar in Holywood.  The chief mourners at his funeral which took place with full military honours were his son, Flight Lieutenant Arthur E. Lee together with his brothers Harold Lee and Victor Lee.

Captain Edward Elliott Lee was buried in Bangor Cemetery and his coffin was transported from Bangor Station to the cemetery on a gun carriage.    The headstone on the Lee family grave in Bangor Cemetery comprises a plain cross set on a four-tiered plinth and bears the inscription:

LEE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

OUR DEAR SON

TEDDIE

DIED 2ND AUGUST 1923 AGED 5½ YEARS

ALSO HIS FATHER

 EDWARD E. LEE, CAPTAIN RAOC

DIED 19TH DECEMBER 1946

Teddie’s full name was Edward Hayes Lee and his birth was registered in the first quarter of 1918 in Dublin.