Matthew LACEY


LACEY, Matthew

Service Number: 2049
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Leatherjacket Creek, Glen Innes Road, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia , 1878
Home Town: Broadmeadows, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Illness (Hemiplegia), France, 15 April 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
VI. E. 41. , Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glen Innes & District Soldiers Memorial, Glen Innes Newton Boyd Honour Roll, Newton Boyd War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2049, 1st Light Horse Regiment
15 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2049, 1st Light Horse Regiment, RMS Osterley, Sydney
15 Apr 1917: Involvement Driver, SN 2049, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Matthew Leske

Matthew Lacey enlisted on the 20th of September 1915 in the 1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2049, He was "A splendid rifle shot". He was single.

Matthew Lacey is from Broadmeadows, Barney's Hill, New South Wales. Son of William and Rosetta Lacey. Native of Leather Jacket, Grafton, New South Wales.

Matthew embarked in sydney on the RMS Osterley in October 1915 to January 1916 at the age of 38, and died of Hemiplegia on the 15th of april 1917 in France at the age of 39.

There is a chance that this is two people combined as one. (Private Lacey, Matthew 2049 ( & Driver Lacey, Matthew 2049 (