Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (8 December 2016)

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £850

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

A Great War M.C. group of nine awarded to Colonel K. J. Lee, Royal Engineers

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. K. J. Lee. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. K. J. Lee.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935, generally very fine or better (9)


M.C. London Gazette 1 January 1917.

Kenneth James Lee was born in October 1893 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 17 July 1914. He served during the Great War on the Western Front from 27 January 1915 (wounded), and was promoted Lieutenant on 9 June 1915. He was appointed Adjutant of the 49th Divisional Royal Engineers on 10 August 1917, and was promoted Captain on 3 November 1917. Appointed a Sub-Sector Commander on 15 April 1918, he was subsequently employed at the Institute in English, French Military School from October 1920, before taking up the role of Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, India, in January 1928. He received his Majority on 15 May 1929, was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 15 June 1937, and to Colonel on 15 June 1940. He retired on 13 May 1946.