Private Cecil H Tee

10 Sep 1943

Cecil Harold Tee, son of Robin John and Ethel Tee, of Denmead, Hampshire, enlisted into the Royal Artillery. He then transferred into the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for Airborne forces. His younger Brother, Robert Percy died on 15 November 1942 when HMS Avenger was torpedoed, and of 526 crew there were only 12 survivors.

Private Tee successfully completed parachute training on course number 42 at RAF Ringway on 14 to 23 December 1942. His parachute course report stated ‘excellent performer’. He was posted to 127 Parachute Field Ambulance RAMC.

He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Pte Tee.

Pte Tee died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 23.

He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

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