WWI Pair. Lee. Bradford, Yorkshire. Army Cyclist Corps.


Correctly named 10103 Pte F Lee A Cyc Corps

Born to Robert and Sarah in Bradford, Fredericks birth date varies from 1883 to 1886.

We find the family in 1911 living at 46 Bridgwater Road in Bradford with Frederick working as a dyers labourer.

He enlisted for service in early 1915 when he served with the 18th bn (2nd Bradford) West Yorkshire Regiment with the service number 172.

It was in October 1915 when he transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps.

With these, he headed overseas to Egypt in December 1915 and landed at Port Said.

In March 1916, he was posted to France and joins VII Army Cyclist Corps,  31st Divisional Cyclist Company in the field. Amid the trench warfare, there was not much need for the Cyclist Corps, same as the Cavalry so they were used as front line troops.

In May 1918, we see he has become an officers batman.

He married Eliza Dyson in 1920.

We find them in 1939 living at 16 Galsworthy Avenue, Bradford and Frederick is back in the textile trade as a dyer.

Frederick is entitled to a 15 Star but alas, this is missing.

Both medals have original silk ribbons.

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