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Harry Richard Lee
Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
50th Battalion

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 Harry R. Lee.

Before the war

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

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In the army

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Harry's death

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Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
50th Battalion

Canadian Infantry
Alberta Regiment

50th Battalion (Calgary)


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Personal information

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

Born: 1895 or 1896
Residence: Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.

Died: October 26, 1917
Status: Missing in Action

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: ?
Brothers: Howard Martin (1888 - 1973), Palmer Victor (1891 - 1960), Benjamin Bennie (1893 - 1956)
Theoline Caroline (1879 - 1959), Clara Justin (1883 - 1953), Emma Pauline (1885 - 1943), Wanda Patrina (1890 - 1956), Benora Olga (1897 - 1973)


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