6th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
15/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Lee Tolerton was born about 1892 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census lists Lee as 9 years old, the youngest pupil at Newtown Boarding School, Waterford. Lee’s older brother, Robert Hall Tolerton, is also listed at the same school. The 1911 census Lists Lee as 19 years old, an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, Both he and his brother were living at house 203 in Brunswick Street, Trinity Ward, Dublin. Robert was also an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin. On the 1st Feb 1915 Lee Tolerton was promoted to Lieutenant. 2nd Lieutenant Lee Tolerton was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on Sunday 15th August 1915 at Gallipoli.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.