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Albert Henry LACY

Regimental number1152
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Wildren Lacy, Landsborough Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for approx. 3 years in the Cadets, Area 71B (resigned on leaving the area).
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1368
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date22 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (bullet wound, cheek), and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 8 July 1915; discharged to Base details, Zeitoun, 13 July 1915; rejoined unit, Lemnos, 28 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 January 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 9 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 11 Maerch 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Appointed Driver, 19 July 1916.

On leave to England,6 January 1918.

Admitted, while on leave, to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 January 1918; discharged from hospital, 11 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 83 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 Jul;y 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 July 1918.

Re-allotted Regimental Number 1368.

Wounded in action, 14 September 1918, and remained on duty.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 3 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 December 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 22 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LACY Albert Henry

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