George Albert Lacey

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
Albert
Last Name: 
Lacey
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Lacey nee Williams
Father's Name: 
John Lacey
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, November 20, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
1st
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, July 21, 1947
Place of Death: 
Bulli, NSW
Details: 

George Lacey (Service No 4540) was born in Lithgow, NSW around 1895.

At enlistment George was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Woonona, NSW.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A62 Wandilla with 4th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 3rd February 1916.

After arriving in Egypt on 7th March, George was sent on to France on 4th April 1916.  On 11th June 1916 he was transferred to 1st Pioneer Battalion and saw service on the Western Front as a sapper.

On 27th July 1916 at Pozieres, Geroge was wounded in action and treated in France for a shrapnel wound to his right eye.  He was back on duty on 3rd August.

George was wounded a second time, on 3rd June 1918, and evacuated to hospital in France for treatment of a shrapnel wound to his shoulder, returning to duty on 16th July.

George was repatriated to Australia in January 1919 and discharged medically unfit from the AIF on 9th May 1919.

He returned to work as a miner at the South Bulli Colliery in NSW.

George died suddenly in 1947 at the age of 52. 

His service is commemorated on the Bulli Woonona War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LACEY GEORGE ALBERT

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