Lieutenant Ernest C. Mee

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Panel reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Date published: 31/08/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 03/09/1916
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information: Lieutenant Ernest C. Mee, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, who was reported wounded and missing after the battle of Thiepval on September 3rd, 1916, is now presumed to have been killed on that date. Lieutenant Mee was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mee, of Brooklyn, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, and was educated at Foyle College, Londonderry. When only 12 years he obtained the Royal Humane Society's medal for rescuing a boy in one of the Fermanagh rivers. He was a great oarsman, and stroked the Derry eight which brought the King's Cup to Londonderry, in commemoration of which he was presented with his own oar silver-plated by the then Mayor of Derry. He went to Canada in 1911, but on the outbreak of war gave up a good position and returned home to join the Colours.