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Name Joseph Lee
Nick Name  
Last Known Address 1911 - 1934 Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland
1934 -1947, Ravensworth Street, Millfield
1947 -1951, 5 Wear Street, South Hylton
1951 -1965, 4 Erith Terrace, Pallion
Family Circumstances Married to Margaret Ann with daughters Marie and Ann.

Unit of Service Royal Navy
Number and Rank SPO, RN, KX83933
Date & Place of Death 6/7/1965, South Shields (aged 54) whilst at work.

Details of any conflict, training exercise and operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

H.M.S Hood 1934-38.  H.M.S. Durban 1938 - 1941 on Atlantic, Pacific and Baltic Convoy duties.   Joseph was stationed at H.M.S. Sultan in Singapore prior to it falling and was wounded by a Japanese air attack then invalided back to the United Kingdom. He was later stationed in the United States. Joseph's Service ended in 1946 after 12 years of service. He later served as a reservist from 1950-55 (Korea).

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Joseph was born on 18th May 1911 in Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland.

Joseph worked underground from 1925 to 1934 at Wearmouth Colliery as a miner. He then joined the Royal Navy until 1946. From 1946 to 1965 he worked as a District Relief Porter for British Railways. 

Joseph was awarded 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star with France and Germany clasp, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

The pictures below are Joseph's actual medals. .





Below is Joseph's Birth Certificate.

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Below are pictures of Joseph along with H.M.S. Hood and H.M.S Durban.also a picture of his

Equator Crossing Commemoration Certificate.











Below is Joseph's Service Record.



Below is Joseph's Death Certificate.

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