Albert Charles Lee was recorded in the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine as the uncle of Albert Henry Lee, from Bedmond, who was killed in action in France on 9th September 1918. Although Albert Charles was regularly listed each month in the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour from September 1914 to the end of the War, however it has not been possible to find any records to associate him with Abbots Langley.
The Soldiers Died in the Great War archive recorded that Albert Charles Lee was born in Watford, and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Record confirmed that an Albert Charles Lee was born in Watford between October and December 1894. The same person married Edith Elsie Clarke in the autumn of 1917. No other Census information was identified.
The Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour first listed Albert in September 1914, serving with the Bedfordshire’s, and he was regularly listed each month throughout the War. In July 1915 he was recorded serving with 6th Bedfordshire’s, and by January 1918 he had moved to 7th Bedford’s. It is not known when in 1918 he transferred to the 11th Essex, however he was killed in action with this battalion on 17th October 1918. He died on the same day as two other Abbots Langley men – Leonard Dickinson (1st Northants) who died in France and Frank Morton (Army Service Corps) who died at sea en route from Egypt to England on leave.
The Abbots Langley Parish Magazine, in December 1918, reported –
“We greatly regret that we have to record the loss of Albert Charles Lee, of Bedmond, who was killed in action on October 17th . He belonged to the 11th Essex Regiment. He was the uncle of Albert Henry Lee of Bedmond, and leaves a wife to mourn his loss”.
Although the Parish Magazine mentioned a link to Bedmond, this has not been confirmed.
Albert Charles Lee was buried at Premont British Cemetery, about 12 miles south-east of Cambrai in France, was commemorated on the Abbots Langley War Memorial, and on the War Memorial at the Church of the Ascension at Bedmond.