General Lionel Shaw
Portsea Island, Hampshire, England
Loos, Pas-de-Calais, France


Lionel S. Lee was the brother of fellow lawn tennis players Beatrice and Gladys Lee. They were two of the children of Edward Herbert Soden Lee, a tailor and outfitter, and Lizzie Lee (née Shaw).


Lionel S. Lee was educated at Wellington College and matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, in 1910. He was a member of the college’s 1914 hockey team. He joined up with the 1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) on 26th August 1914; after six weeks with them he was given a commission in the 5th Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and landed at Boulogne on 21st May 1915. Later that year he was mentioned in Dispatches.

He was posted as missing, presumed killed in action, aged 23, at the Battle of Loos, on 25th September 1915. He is also commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West Flanders, Belgium; and on the war memorial and a window at Saint Peter’s Church, Curdridge, Hampshire. He had reached the rank of second lieutenant by the time of his death.


Archive statistics 1909 - 1914

Tournaments Wimbledon - 1914 Wimbledon - 1913 Chichester - 1910 Shanklin - 1910 Southampton - 1910 Chichester - 1909

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