HENRY EDWARD LACEY

 

 

Born: 1882, Dublin, Ireland.

Died: 1st September 1919; age 39 – Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Colchester, Essex; Date: 2nd January 1900; Age: 18 years & 6 months; Occupation; Clerk; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 7ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.

 

Service:

Home – 2nd January 1900 – 3rd November 1905 – Singapore – 4th November 1905 – 29th January 1908 – Home – 30th January 1908 – 5th August 1914 – Home – Mobilized – 6th August 1914 – 17th August 1914 – Ex Force 18th August 1914 – 15th October 1914 – Promoted Corporal – 5th November 1914 – Home – 16th October 1914 – 8th February 1918.

 

Date of Entry Therein: 18th August 1914.

Discharged – Sickness: 8th February 1918; age 36. Served 18 years & 38 days.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 4157

Regiment: Royal Engineers.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1914 Star + Silver War Badge.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.74.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Rose Caroline Lacey, of 23, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

In 1901, Henry’s wife & son were living in Diss, Norfolk, with her parents, William & Caroline Cooke & brother.

Rose, 21, a Brushmaker.

Harold, 14 months.

 

1911   23, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.

 

Henry was 29 years old, an Electrician – Corporation Electrical Power Station. He was married and Head of the Household.

Rose, 31.

Harold, 10.

Cecil, 7.

Reginald, 5.

Beryl, 2.

Wilfred, 1.

Doris, under 1 month.

 

In 1899, Diss, Norfolk, Henry married Rose Caroline Cooke, born 1879, Diss, Norfolk. They had 9 children:

Harold Henry William Lacey, born 1900, Diss, Norfolk.

Cecil George Edward Lacey, born 1903, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Reginald Roy Lacey, born 1905, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Beryl Elizabeth Vesta Lacey, born 1908, Ipswich.

Wilfred Frederick Clifford Lacey, born 1901, Ipswich.

Doris Winnie Lacey, born born April 1911, Ipswich.

Stanley James Lacey, born 1912, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.

Queenie May Lacey, born 1913, Ipswich.

Geoffrey S. Lacey, born 1916, Norwich, Norfolk.

 

Henry’s father was Henry Edward Lacey, born June 1858, Bristol, Gloucestershire – died April, 1906, Diss, Norfolk – a Colour Sergeant in the Infantry.

His mother was Elizabeth Lacey (nee Cochrane), born 1864, Ireland.

 

Henry is also remembered on the war memorial under Electric Supply at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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