Sidney Joseph Martin Lacey

First Name: 
Sidney
Middle Name: 
Joseph Martin
Last Name: 
Lacey
Alternate Spelling: 
Sydney
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, May 8, 1889
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Grace Lacey
Father's Name: 
John Thomas Lacey
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, November 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
6th Light Horse
Company: 
15th Reinforcements
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, October 21, 1968
Place of Death: 
Windang
Details: 

 

Sidney (Sydney) Joseph Martin Lacey was born on 8 May 1889 to John Thomas and Elizabeth Grace.

Sydney lived with his parents at They lived on Hale Street, Woonona and worked as a miner prior to the war. He was also a member of the Bulli Rifle Club.

At the age of 26, he enlisted in the war and subsequently embarked on 3 May 1916. From July 1916 onwards, Sydney was in and out of hospital at the Front; according to the casualty records on the National Australian Archives he was diagnosed with debility and rheumatism which led to his return. He was listed under ‘Wounded’ in the Sydney Morning Herald on 31 October 1916.

Sydney married Selina Edith Pringle after the war.

Sydney died on 21 October 1968. He and his wife are buried at Bulli Cemetery. He is commemorated at Woonona Bulli RSL as well as Corrimal Public School.

 

NB. The image of Sidney Lacey has been shared by Wollongong City Gallery following the War and Remembrance project (October 2003 – January 2004).
The purpose of the project was to acknowledge the contributions of Illawarra residents in various wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions from the Boer War to the present day.

If anyone has any information or additional photographs of these soldiers and nurses, please contact us.

 

Sources: 
AWM, First World War Embarkation Rolls – Thomas Clifford, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 2014, http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2045346/, viewed 25 June 2014.
Cafe Des, Inscription for Sydney Joseph Martin Lacey, n.d, Australian Cemetery Index, 2014, http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=7385926, viewed 25 June 2014.
NAA: B2455, LACEY SIDNEY JOSEPH MARTIN

Images

Grave of Sidney Lacey and wife Selena.

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