Mr Harold Hewitt Lee was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England on 21 February 1890. One of nine children, he was the son of James Lee, a grocer’s assistant originally from Kendal, and the former Jane Hewitt of Liverpool.
Raised primarily in Liverpool, by 1911 Harold and his family lived at 88 New Ferry Road in New Ferry, Cheshire.
In April 1912 Lee was a waiter aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.
Lee did not remain at sea and later worked in a variety of jobs, including for a printer and later for a metal lathe turner. A Freemason, he was married in early-1917 to Dorothy Maggie Mynett (b. December 1894) of Staffordshire; their only child Eric was born later the same year. By 1939 the family lived in Altrincham.
Harold Hewitt Lee died in Abergele, Denbighshire, Wales on 13 March 1974.