According to his attestation papers dated March 22, 1916 at Toronto, John Thomas Lee of Louisa Street, Mimico Beach, was born on November 7, 1886 in Mostyn Flints, England. He listed his wife, Maude Lee, Louisa Street, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a clerk a indicated that he had three and a half years previous military experience with the QOR and was a current member of the 12th York Rangers. He was 29 years and 4 months of age and stood 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall. He had blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. He was a member of the Church of England.
In the 1914 Toronto City directory he was listed as a salesman living on the north side of Victoria Street, Mimico. In the 1921 Toronto City directory he was listed as a clerk living on east side of Alexander Street, Mimico.