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Henry Armstrong LACEY

Regimental number2283
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address10 Harcourt Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Lacey, 10 Harcourt Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry during the capture of part of the Hindenburg Line in command of his platoon after his officer had fallen early in the action.'
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the capture of part of the HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May 1917, in command of his platoon after his officer had fallen early in the action. He showed great powers of initiative in reorganisisng his men in support of Lieutenant. PICKETT's party and himself took a prominent part in the bomb fighting. Though severely wounded in the foot he remained on duty until ordered to the Aid Post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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