Early Life & Career
Lees served as Naval Aide-de-Camp to General Sir Redvers Buller at the beginning of the Second Boer War. There is a story that after a bloody reverse at the Battle of the Tugela Heights the general and his staff were dining in a tent, and Lees remarked, "Do they ever try Generals by court-martial in your service?"
He was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January, 1919.
- "Rear-Admiral Edgar Lees" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 14 September, 1925. Issue 44066, col B, p. 17.
- Chambers, Admiral B. M., C.B. (1927). Salt Junk: Naval Reminiscences, 1881-1906. London: Constable & Co Ltd.
P. Vaughan Lewes, D.S.O.
|Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
1 Jan, 1903
Robert W. Johnson
Reginald H. S. Bacon, D.S.O.
|Captain of H.M.S. Thames
21 Oct, 1904
Reginald H. S. Bacon
|Inspecting Captain of Submarines
21 Oct, 1904
Sydney S. Hall
- The London Gazette: no. 25855. p. 5108. 11 September, 1888.
- Chambers. p. 317.
- The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
- The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
- The London Gazette: no. 27969. p. 7817. 20 November, 1906.
- The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5827. 13 June, 1916.
- The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.
- The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 324.
- The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 385.
- Lees Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 376.