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« on: April 12, 2017, 15:27:36 PM »

Dover Express - Friday 16 June 1911

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Guston Churchyard, amid general signs of deep sympathy for the parents in their loss, of Gerald (sic) William Lee, the little son of Sergt.-Major and Mrs. Lee, of the Duke of York's School Staff, aged 9 years and 10 months, who died on Friday last, after a short illness from valvular disease of the heart. The first part of the service was held at the School Church by the Rev. J. Andrews, M.A., Chaplain to the Forces. The chief mourners present were: Sergt.-Major and Mrs. Lee (father and mother), Miss Lee (sister), and Mrs. Ready. At the church there were also present: The Commandant (Colonel Morris), Major Dyke (adjutant), and Mr. Dark (bandmaster), etc. After the service the cortege left for Guston Churchyard, where the deceased was interred in the portion of the ground set apart for the school. The route from the School Church to the School Gate was lined by a number of boys of the School. The Rev. J. Andrews walked in front of the hearse, at the sides of which walked several of the band boys, whilst a number of other schoolboys followed. At the committal service, which was also conducted by the Rev. J. Andrews, the Rev. P. Hammond, of Guston, was present in robes. Amongst others who attended were: Messrs. Ready, Salter, O'Donnell, Q.M.S. Hester, Mrs. Salter, Mrs. Cathcart, Mrs. Haster, and Mrs. Costelloe. The Response and Lord's Prayer were impressively chanted by the boys. The inscription upon the coffin was: "For ever with the Lord —George William Thomas Lee, died June 9th, 1911, aged 9 years and ten months." Buried with the coffin was the following beautiful tribute "With heart-broken sorrow, from Mum, Dad, and the Chickoes."

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 20:01:05 PM »

George William Thomas Lee
Born 1901 Chelsea.
Parents George Edward & Elizabeth.

In 1911 Census with parents, 3 sisters & 2 Brothers. At D. O. Y. R. M. S, Guston. All 6 children born in Chelsea( ie from 1900 to 1909).

In 1901 Census, parents & his elder sister were at D.O.Y Royal Military Asylum. Father a Colour Sgt, so presumably stayed there until 1909/1910  . 
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