Cecil Lee was born on 24th June 1916 to Frances and Lily (née Bastow) Lee.
In 1939 Cecil was working as an assistant to the Inspector of Weights & Measures,
and was living with his sister Marjorie and his brothers Arthur and Percival,
at Lea Farm House in Lodge Road, Hurst.
Their mother Lily had died in 1935 and was buried at St.Nicholas Church.
Their father Frances was also buried there after he died in 1950.
The 6th Btn. Seaforth Highlanders crossed the Straits of Messina and landed in Italy
on 3rd September 1943.
17 Brigade, including 6th Seaforth, were the assault brigade.
In November 1943 they moved to the Adriatic front near Ortona.
and on 2nd January 1944, they returned to the west of Italy
to take part in the operations to cross the Garigliano River.
After the Anzio landings in February they went as reinforcements for the Bridgehead.