Author Topic: James Lees / 24th Oldham Battalion  (Read 2024 times)

andy2

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James Lees / 24th Oldham Battalion
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:40:47 PM »
My great uncle James 'Kid' Lees

He was born in Royton on the 20th Dec 1893.

His nickname 'Kid' is from his boxing career.  His army number was 14788. He joined at Oldham 18th Dec 1914 as a Private, he was made an unpaid Lance Corporal on the 30th Sept 1915 and a paid Lance Corporal on the 3rd Nov 1915. He was made a Corporal on the 9th Jan 1916 and a Sergeant on the 1st Nov 1916.

 I have some more pictures that I will add and I also have a medal from Anzac Day Sports 1917  / 5th Army Infantry School and his 1914/15 Victory Medal.

 He signed up as a Labourer but I know he worked as a Fireman in  Oldham. He had numerous pubs in Oldham after the war and also worked at Platt Brothers Works in Oldham.
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