8th December 2015 In 1901 Cyril Bernard Lee was living in an orphanage in Wantage. By 1911 he was aged 15 was back living with his mother Eliza and sisters Ida 16 and Winifred 13 at 5 Barn Hill. He was working as a solicitor’s clerk for Phillips, Evans and Dalton. In October 1915 he enlisted and joined the RAMC. His employers gave him a glowing reference describing him as ‘very intelligent, trustworthy and of excellent character’ and the Vicar of All Saints said he was of ‘excellent character’. He was firstly stationed in Aldershot and then embarked for Alexandria in December 1915. In December 1916 he was mentioned in dispatches and awarded a medal for meritorious service and received two oak leaf emblems. He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1917. Oak Leaf He received all three war medals and was described by his superiors as ‘exemplary, reliable and intelligent’. As he was mentioned in despatches he was entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf on his Victory medal. He married Edith Cliff of Uppingham in 1928 and died in Bourne in 1988.