A Poppy
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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Archibald Jabez Lacey -

Archie Lacey Archibald Jabez Lacey :

Son of : Joseph George Lacey and Lucy Lacey (née Leal), of Wilton Cottage, Oakfield Hill, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1896, Brading, Isle of Wight.

He worked for the Isle of Wight Railway as an Engine Cleaner, and was Band Secretary of the Ryde Salvation Army Band.
  Census information :

1901 : George and Lucy Lacey, with Archey aged 5, are at Wall lane, Brading. George Lacey is a Railway Signalman.

1911 : George and Lucy Lacey, with Archibald aged 15, are at 3 High Park Terrace, Ryde. Both George and Archibald Lacey are General Labourers.

  Service Details :

Rifleman 331108 Archibald Jabez Lacey, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment, (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Casualty Details :

Died : 19 April 1917, aged 21.

It is thought that he was mustered initially in 1915 and he was killed in action on 19th April 1917. Although the family was informed twice that he was missing in action the fact that he was killed was not advised to the family until nearly two years later.

Buried at : Gaza War Cemetery (formerly Palestine, now in Israel); grave reference XXI.E.13.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Isle of Wight Memorials :

Ryde Salvation Army War Memorial
Ryde St John's Church War Memorial
Newport Drill Hall IW Rifles War Memorial (panel 4)
  Photo Gallery :

Archie Lacey Archie Lacey's grave Gaza Cemetery Gaza Cemetery Archie Lacey's MIC
Archie Lacey Archie Lacey's grave at Gaza CemeteryGaza CemeteryMedal Index Card
note that his first name is given as Arthur
  Acknowledgments :

Photographs and information provided by : Ann Ryder. Archie Lacey was her great uncle.
  Page status :
Page last updated : January 2016 (reformatted)


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