1914-15 Star Trio, 1939-45 Star, Defence, War Medal, with MID, Efficiency Decoration, bar Territorial, dated 1941, Lt Col Norman Alfred Lee, 10th Londons.
Lieutenant Colonel Norman Alfred Lee, T.D., F.R.I.C.S., F.A.I. was a long serving officer who first served as a young 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st/10th London Regiment, landing in Suvla Bay during 1915, before being evacuated to Egypt.
During 1916 he was placed on attachment to the Machine Gun Corps, and rose to Captain.
Continuing his Army Service he joined the 51st London Anti Aircarft Brigade of the R.G.A. and joined the Territorial Army, served as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, for which he received a mention in despatches during 1940.
After the war he continued his service with the Sussex Cadets.
As a Civilian he was a well regarded Estate Agent in Sussex.
Star officially impressed: “2. Lieut. N.A. Lee. 10-Lond. R.”
WW1 Pair officially impressed: “Capt N.A. Lee”
Efficiency Decoration dated 1941 on reverse.
Mentioned in Dispatches London Gazette 20th December 1940.
Major Lee, started off World War 1 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1/10th London Regiment arriving in the Gallipoli Theatre on 20th September 1915.
He later joined the newly formed Machine Gun Corps and rose to the rank of Captain by the end of the war.
Supplement to the London Gazette 8th November 1917: “Lt N.A. Lee is seconded for duty with the Machine Gun Corps, dated 19th Oct 1917.”
2nd December 1920, “Capt NA. Lee, from 10th Battalion, London Regiment, to be Captain, 3rd December 1920.”
After the war was over he continued his service, now with the Territorial Army, becoming a Major in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Post war, continuing his service with the T.A.
London Gazette, 3rd June 1924, R.G.A. – 51st London A.A. Brigade, Captain Norman Alfred Lee, late of 10th Bn London Regiment, to be Lt, with precedence as from 15th Oct 1922, and relinquished rank of Capt, 4th June 1924.”
After the war, he continued on to see further service with the Army Cadet Force,
London Gazette: “Sussex Commissions, 20th January 1947, Lieutenant Colonel Norman Alfred Lee T.D. 28980, late R.A.O.C. T.A.”
In Civilian Life he was a well regarded Auctioneer Valuer and Estate Agent around the Sussex Region.
Hastings and St Leonard Observer, 14th July 1951:
“ESTATE AGENTS LINK UP
Two well-known local firms, Messrs Charles and Co., Station Approach, Hastings, and Waites Lane, Fairlight, and Messrs Nightingale and Lee, 20th Western Road, Bexhill, have now amalgamated, Mr Dennis R. Simmons, F.V.A. is the sole principal of Messrs Charles and Co, and Lieutenant Colonel N.A. Lee T.D., F.R.I.C.S., F.A.I., Sole principal of Messrs Nightingale and Lee.”