LEES, Archibald

Unit / Base: 
'Commando Basic Training Centre'
Prior Police Service: 
Lancashire Constabulary
General Service Corps
Saturday, August 25, 1917
Died : 
Thursday, September 3, 1942
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private Archibald Lees drowned in Loch Lochy during training at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry. Son of Robert and Emily Lees; husband of Joan Lees, of Lancaster.
Seen after death by Capt.  J.E. Symondson RAMC, Medical Officer, Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry.
Archibald Lees joined the Police in 1939 attending Stanley Grange Police Training School, Preston, Lancashire. The Lancaster Guardian reported on 11 September 1942 that he was one of the Police intakes to the Commandos entering military service in July 1942.  The 2nd Police Intake Course at Achnacarry consisting of 273 Police Officers took place between 23 July 1942 and 23 September 1942. The CWGC does not show a Commando Unit. Casualty Lists show 'Commando'.
The 1939 Register covering Preston.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie, ref. page 22, no. 66.
Lancaster Guardian Newspaper dated Friday 11th September 1942.
CVA Gallery image of Courses at the CBTC.
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