Freddy Lee Found in France ?

His photo, his bench and his walkway … but not Frederick Lee.  Not yet.  We have succeeded in honouring the Kamloops Kid at where he was killed in action.  His photo amidst the poppies.    The Frederick Lee Walkway … and the Frederick Lee Bench remind us of his journey and his contribution to his […]

Update: Finding Fred Lee & The Hill 70 Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Update on National Commemorative Project to Honour Chinese Canadian Soldier The Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society, Philanthropist Jack Gin and The Hill 70 Memorial Project Team announce update to fundraising and overall tribute effort for Frederick Lee Vancouver, BC – Three Canadian organizations, the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society, Philanthropist […]

Honour for one Dead Soldier…

Honour for all who fought at Hill 70 From their base in Kingston, Ontario, the volunteer team did the “411” on Frederick Lee. “Regrettably very limited in scope and does not point to any living next of kin.” No father, no mother, no trace of family. But they presented a photo from the battle scene, […]

Who was Freddy Lee?


Frederick Lee, killed in action, 21 Aug 1917 His name is etched at the Vimy Ridge Memorial for fallen Canadian soldiers. But records show him on a list of 1877 dead soldiers from the Battle of Hill 70, located 15 kilometres away. This was a “forgotten battle” of WW1, the Great War that saw millions […]

CBC News

‘A remarkable battle that was largely forgotten’: Hill 70 memorial set to open in France Park commemorates Canadian soldiers who died in lesser-known battle not far from Vimy Ridge Briar Stewart, Chris Corday · CBC News A group huddles around a collection of large black-and-white portraits strewn across a table at the armoury in Kamloops, […]

Vancouver Sun

Canadian veterans turn to Vancouver’s Chinese community to help fund Hill 70 war memorial in France By Chuck Chiang Canadian veterans looking to build a memorial in France dedicated to one of the most significant battles of the First World War are hoping the story of a Chinese-Canadian soldier who died in the 1917 clash […]

Kamloops This Week

Honouring a Kamloops hero of Hill 70 By Adam Williams Frederick Lee was a Canadian hero. On a hill standing 70 metres tall, just outside the town of Loos, France, Lee and 100,000 other Canadians won what would one day be considered one of the most important battles of the First World War — the […]

Kamloops’ lost son: The mystery of WWI soldier Frederick Lee By Kim Anderson Officials want to honour a 21-year-old Kamloops man who fought and died in what many call a pivotal WWI battle. A Chinese-Canadian soldier named Frederick Lee survived the Battle of Vimy Ridge but was killed in the Battle of Hill 70. Now, […]