Major William Allan Lees, RE

1879 Jul 15 Born Ardrossen, Ayrshire

1881 census at 1, Hill Place, Ardrossan

LEES, Jeannie Wife Married F 38 1843 Marine Engineer's Wife
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LEES, Jeannie Daughter Unmarried F 18 1863
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LEES, Mary Daughter F 15 1866 Scholar
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LEES, John Son M 10 1871 Scholar
Paisley, Renfrewshire
LEES, Janet Son M 7 1874 Scholar
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LEES, William S Son M 1 1880
Ardrossan, Ayrshire
LAIRD, Agnes Visitor Married F 45 1836 Wine Merchant's Wife
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LAIRD, Alexander Visitor M 13 1868 Scholar
Johnstone, Renfrewshire

1891 census at Glasgow Street, Ardrossan

LEES, Jane Wife Married F 45 1846 Engineers Wife
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LEES, John Son Unmarried M 20 1871 Clerk
Paisley, Renfrewshire
LEES, Wm A Son M 11 1880 Scholar
Ardrossan, Ayrshire

1897 Theft. He lived in Johnstone and was on holiday at the time. 4 months in prison

1901 census at 52, High Street, Paisley, Johnstone

LEES, Robert Head Married M 58 1843 Spirit Merchant
Beith, Ayrshire
LEES, Jane Wife Married F 58 1843 Spirit Merchant's Wife
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
LEES, William A Son Single M 20 1881 Spirit Merchant Son (Shop Keeper)
Ardrossan, Ayrshire

1908 Nov 10 Married Helen Scott McLerie

1915 Jun 3. Enlists in Ayr Yeomanry . He is living at 52 High St. Johnstone, Scotland. He was in the Mercantile Marine. His wife is Helen Scott Lees (nee McLerie, m 10 Nov 1908) and Children Helen & John. Immediately a sergeant

RE service record

1916 Apr 3. Acting QMS

1916 Oct 16. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1917 Jan 23. Temp. 2nd Lt. (on prob.) W. A. Lees is confirmed in his rank and to be temp. Lt.

1919 Mar 1. HD.QRS. OF ADMIN. SERVS. AND DEPTS. Dep. Asst. Dir. of Port Traffic.—Temp. Lt. W. A. Lees, R..E., .and to be temp. Maj. whilst so empld., from 1st Mar. 1919, to 25th Jan. 1920.

1920 Jan 26. Relinquishes his commission and is granted rank of Major.

1920 Aug 31. Joined ADRIC with service no 440. Posted to D Coy

1920 Dec 14. Admitted Galway Military Hospital

1921 Jul 2 to 16 on Leave

1921 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1930 - 1977 on Australian Electoral Rolls

1959. Died Perth, Australia. Son of Robert S & Jeanie Lees



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