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Robert Stanley LACEY

Regimental number4164
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
AddressWalker Street, Swan Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Lacey, Walker Street, Swan Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets, Area 2A (4 years)
Enlistment date25 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Hannah Maria LACEY. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date17 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 28 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1917.

Marched out to unit, 31 March 1917; joined 31st Bn, 2 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 27 September 1917, and admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 27 September 1917 (gunshot wound: left foot); transferred to No 7 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1917; to Ambulance Train, 27 September 1917; to No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 28 September 1917; to England, 2 October 1917; to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 2 October 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 November 1917; discharged to furlough, 17 December 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 December 1917 (Class B.1.A.4).

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre,2 February 1918.

Marched out to unit, 4 February 1918; rejoined 31st Bn, 9 February 1918.

Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 12 May 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 May 1918; to Ambulance Train, 17 May 1918; to No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, 18 May 1918 (trench fever); to Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 11 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 31 July 1918.

Marched out to unit, 4 August 1918; rejoined 31st Bn, 5 August 1918.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 9 January 1919; rejoined unit, 30 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 17 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 24 April 1919.

Found guilty, 19 May 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359 hours, 14 May 1919, until 1200 hours, 16 May 1919: award, forfeits 5 days' pay with a total forfeiture of 5 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 August 1919; discharged Brisbane (termination of period of enlistment), 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 October 1937
Age at death41
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, LACEY Robert Stanley

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