Harry Richard Lee

August 1, 2017
Earlier this year I read about the 'Adopt a US Tommy' program. I was immediately interested in this program, since it was connected to the Flanders Field American cemetery adoption program. In this new program people can adopt the graves or names of the missing of American soldiers that fought for a Commonwealth country. For a moment I doubted since I have many adoption graves by now, but in the end I was convinced on adopting another one. This is the life story of Harry Richard Lee.

adoption certificate

Before the war

Harry was born in Tacoma, Washington (USA) on November 24, 1896. He was the son of Robert and Bertha Lee.

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Washington, USA

Tacoma, Washington

In the army

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Harry's death

Harry went missing on October 26, 1917 and is declared dead on this day. He died during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

Harry rests somewhere in Flanders Fields. His name is remember on the Menin Gate in Ypres on Panel 24-28-30.

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 50th Battalion

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

50th Battalion


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Personal information

Private, Canadian Army
Service # 696691
50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry
Entered service from: ?

Born: November 24, 1896
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington, United States

Died: October 26, 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele
Status: missing in action (MIA)

Buried: Menin Gate, Memorial to the Missing, Panel 24-28-30, Ypres, Belgium
Awards: /

Father: Robert Gerhard Lee (1858-1950)
Mother: Berte Halvorsen (Bertha) Stigen
Wife: ?
Sons: David and Louis
Daughter: Ann
Brothers: Howard Martin (1888 - 1973), Palmer Victor (1891 - 1960), Benjamin Bennie (1893 - 1956)
Sisters: Theoline Caroline (1879 - 1959), Clara Justin (1883 - 1953), Emma Pauline (1885 - 1943), Wanda Patrina (1890 - 1956), Benora Olga (1897 - 1973)

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Any information you can provide me about this soldier, can be mailed to me (nicklieten@hotmail.com). Thank you!