Edgar Bert DE LACEY

Regimental number12/956
Date of birth1889
Place of birthCarterton
True NameDe LACEY, Edgar Percy
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinEllen De Lacey, Carterton
Previous military serviceMember for 12 months of Gladstone Rifle Club.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Discharge date5 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 August 1915; transferred to England, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, 27 September 1915; discharged to NZ Depot, 22 October 1915 [no further details recorded].

Commenced return to New Zealand on board SS 'Rotorua', 16 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 5 March 1916.

War service: 1 year 200 days (of which 1 year 111 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death10 August 1930 (heart failure) Auckland
Age at death41
Place of burialWaikumete Cemetery (RC Portion, Block C, Section 15, Plot 131)
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805