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Ernest William LACY

Place of birthReading, Berkshire, England
ReligionProtestant
OccupationSoldier
Address205 Melville Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Lacy, 205 Melville Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 13 years in the British Army; 1.6 years in the Australian Army Medical Corps (Permanent Force).
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Period 22 September 1917 - 25 February 1918
Not awarded.

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 31 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; arrived Melbourne, 15 December 1919, to await onward transport to Hobart; appointment terminated (discharged), 19 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LACY Ernest William

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