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Lacey, L., Pte., 1915
In Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 16493 Private Lilburn Lacey, serving with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, who died 02/07/1915.

Morpeth Herald 09/07/1915 carries a brief obituary:
The death from enteric fever occurred in a French hospital on Friday of Private Lilburn Lacey, of the 2nd East Yorks Regiment, who was a native of Blyth. Lacey, who worked as a bricklayer in Blyth until the outbreak of the war, was a fine strapping fellow, well over six feet in height, and was well known in the town and district. A keen sportsman, he frequently ran in local foot handicaps, and was a follower of the pitmen’s potshare bowling. He was a man of great strength, and his death at the age of 36 years from fever will be deeply deplored by a wide circle of his friends and acquaintances, with whom he was a great favourite. He was a son of Mr Joseph Lacey, tailor, of Sidney Street, Blyth.

The Blyth News 04/07/1921 carries the following:

"Lacey – In tender and loving memory of Pte. Lilburn Lacey, 2nd East Yorks, who died at Wimereux, Boulogne, July 2nd, 1915, aged 36 years, beloved son of Margaret and Joseph Lacey, 1 Sidney Street.
There follows a mist and weeping rain,
And life is never the same again."

He is remembered at Blyth on B42.24

The CWGC entry for Private Lacey

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