- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

John Thomas Lees

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Bn ('B' Coy)
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1882 in the Helmsley R.D. - ref: 9d/445,
the son of John & Tamar Fortune Lees (nee Wilkinson).

1891 Census - No Trace.

1901 Census - No Trace.

Married Catherine ?????? in 1902.

1911 Census - 61 Pinnington Road, Gorton, Manchester.    Head of household
- Married - aged: 28 - occ: Town Postman - born: Kirby Moorside, Yorkshire.
  Also - Catherine Lees - Wife - aged: 27 - born: Tralee, Ireland.    Plus
their 1 year old son - Alexander Lees, his Mother - Famer Fortune Lees,
plus 1 brother and 1 sister.

Pension Records - Widow - Catherine Lees, 57 Elizabeth Street, West Gorton,
Manchester.  Awarded a weekly pension of 22/6d w.e.f. the 7th June 1915.  
They had four children - Alexander (b. 11.07.1909) - Gwendoline (b.
05.06.1911) - Violet Louisa (b. 21.09.13) - Catherine Nora (b. 13.02.1915).
  Catherine Nora died on the 7th May 1915, which meant that Catherine Lees'
pension was reduced to 20/6d from that date.

CWGC - Son of Tamar Fortune Lees and the late John Lees; husband of the
late Catherine Lees.

Catherine died on the 12th May 1917.  The Blyth News edition dated the 14th
May 1917 reported Catherine's death.   "Catherine Lees, a  of 10 Nelson
Street, West Gorton, Manchester, a Carriage Cleaner in the employ of the L.
& N.W. Railway Company, was killed during the weekend by being caught
between the buffers of two coaches.

Manchester Evening News edition dated the 14th May 1917.  Carriage
Cleaner's Death.   A verdict of accidental death was returned at the
Manchester ity Coroner's Court today in the case of Catherine Lees, widow
of Great Nelson Street, West Gorton (aged: 35), carriage cleaner who was
killed on Saturday morning by being caught between the buffers of two
coaches on the London & North- Western Railway siding at Longsight.
A carriage cleaner named Francis Coxon of Levenshulme, said the woman
passed him in the shed shortly before six-o'clock with a bucket of water
and brush.    The flagman blew his whistle and shouted out, "Look out on
No.4"    He saw the deceased pinned between the buffers.  Death appeared to
be instantaneous.   Mrs. Lees seemed to have been crossing a pit when she
should have have gone round the carriage.
Mrs. Lees, who it was stated, had worked only ten days for the Company,
lost her husband some time ago in France.

Memorials found on:
Similar Names