William Lee, 12 New Garrabost

Leading Seaman WILLIAM LEE
Last address in Lewis: 12 New Garrabost
Son of John and Margaret Lee, of Garrabost, Isle of Lewis.
Service: Royal Naval Reserve, Patrol Service
Service number: LT/X18212A
Date of death: 11 May 1942 at the age of 30
Killed in action on HMT Bedfordshire
Memorial: Lowestoft Naval, panel 8, column 2
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost

Stornoway Gazette, 12 June 1942
With widespread it was learned that Mr and Mrs Lee, Upper Garrabost, were recently informed that their son William was posted missing, presumed killed on active service. Willie Lee joined his ship with other reservists at the very outbreak of hostilities, and was at sea ever since. Latterly he was serving in foreign waters and one of his last messages home was an account of a happy meeting abroad with an elder brother whom he had not seen since he himself was a little child. Willie was a general favourite in the village. No one ever spoke ill of him, all had a warm place in their hearts for him, for he was always kind, helpful and considerate. How he will be missed by his old pals when they come back!

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