Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Lee (1882-1947)
Born in Nottingham, England on 13 December 1882, son of James Lee and Anne Munton, he was educated in Nottingham. He came to Canada in 1905 and clerked in the Western Hotel at Carberry (1905-1916). In March 1916, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served with the 226th Battalion in France (1917) and was later attached to the 16th Battalion. He saw service at Hill 70 and Passchendaele, and was invalided to England before returning to France in March 1918. He was at Arras, Last Hundred Days, Amiens, Cambrai, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, and Mons, then with the Army in Germany. He returned to Canada in May 1919 and was discharged. He then worked with the Canadian Pacific Railway before being appointed postmaster at Carberry on 1 July 1919.
On 18 May 1910, he married Florence Gertrude Butler (1887-1966) at Carberry and they had six children: Winnifred May Lee (1911-?), Robert Nathaniel Lee (1913-?), Thomas Henry Lee (1915-?), Florence Edna Lee (1916-?), Eric James Lee (1920-?), and ? Lee (1922). He was a member of St. Agnes Anglican Church.
He died at Carberry on 15 September 1947 and was buried in the Carberry Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Thos Lee, Florence Gertrude Butler], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [Winnifred May Lee, Robert Nathaniel Lee, Thomas Henry Lee, Florence Edna Lee, Eric James Lee, ? Lee], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Death registration [Thomas Lee], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 June 2023