Sidney James Lees

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Sidney James Lees. Image courtesy Judith James and Pictorial Canterbury..

Lees, Sidney James no.38361

8th Australian Field Artillery Brigade.

Born: 1887, son of William J. and Minnie Lees.

Enlisted 28/4/1917.

Returned to Australia 3/7/1919.

Monument, South Belmore Public School.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Further Information

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Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 14/10/2016].

The following is provided by his granddaughter, Judith James.

Sidney James Lees was born: 22 September 1892

Father: Edward Alexander John Lees

Mother: Rebecca Simpson (10th child of Thomas Chard and Harriet Sly)

Address: Rogers Street, Canterbury

Married: Gertrude Humphries of Albert Cottage, Beamish Street Campsie, on 24 September 1921.

Died: 25 September 1956

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002