A Collection of Medals to the 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) Battalion, London Regiment

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £220

Estimate: £140 - £180

Four: Private H. H. Lee, Merchant Navy, late 20th Battalion London Regiment, killed in action when the S.S. Stryn was torpedoed and sunk, 10 June 1918

1914-15 Star (2772 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2772 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Harry Lee) nearly extremely fine (4) £140-180


Harry Herbert Lee of 106 Creek Road, Deptford, attested for service with the 20th Battalion London Regiment on 5 September 1914. With them he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 9 March 1915. He was wounded in action on 29 May 1915 and discharged as unfit for further service on 9 June 1916. Subsequently he joined the Merchant Navy as a Fireman. He was killed when his ship, the S.S. Stryn (2,143 tons) was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine 5 miles E. from Barry Head on 10 June 1918. He was the son of Ellen Jane Lee of 106 Creek Road, Deptford. Sold with copied army service papers.