Born: 1882, Dublin, Ireland.
Died: 1st September 1919; age 39; died of General Paralysis – 2 years & Convulsions – 3 days, at the Borough Asylum, Ipswich. Widw Rose C. Lacey, of 23, Gatacre Road, Ipswich present at death. Served 18 years & 38 days.
Residence: 23, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Electrician – Corporation – Power Works.
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.
Next of Kin: mother – Elizabeth Lacey, brother – Frederick Thomas Lacey & sisters – Cissy, Alice & Emma Lacey, of 2, St. James Terrace, Shelfanger Road, Diss, Norfolk.
Date of Entry Therein: 18th August 1914.
Home – 2nd January 1900 – 3rd November 1905
Singapore – 4th November 1905 – 29th January 1908
Home – 30th January 1908 – 5th August 1914
Mobilized – 6th August 1914 – 17th August 1914
British Expeditionary Force 18th August 1914 – 15th October 1914
Promoted Corporal – 5th November 1914
Home – 16th October 1914 – 8th February 1918.
Discharged – Sickness: 8th February 1918; age 36.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 4157
Regiment: Royal Engineers.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1914 Star + Silver War Badge.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Rose Caroline Lacey, of 23, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.
1901 The Elphinstone Barracks, Plymouth, Devon.
Henry was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked a Sapper for the Royal Engineers.
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.
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.
Soldiers’ Effects to Rose Caroline Lacey – widow.
Henry is also remembered on the war memorial under Electric Supply at the Town Hall, Ipswich.