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Lee, William W. - Corporal

Corporal Killed as He Fires Morning Gun

Saunderstown, R. I., April 2.--The bursting of a three-inch rifle at Fort Greble, one of the defenses of Narragansett's Bay, today, resulted in the death of Corp. William W. Lee, One Hundred and Ninth Coast Artillery Company.

Lee was the corporal of the guard and in that capacity fired the reveille gun this morning. When he pulled the lanyard he was standing about two fete[sic] behind the breech.

The breech-block blew out and a part of it struck Lee in the jaw and penetrated up into his head. He died before the post surgeon could reach him.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 3 Apr 1912

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