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Edgar Bert De Lacey

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Portrait Auckland Weekly News Roll of Honour 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait Auckland Weekly News Roll of Honour 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edgar Bert AWMM
  • Surname
    De Lacey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bert AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/956 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1889 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra CartertonWellington Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Ellen De Lacey, Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/956 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      168 lb AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: G.S.W. left knee Pension: 10/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Bert was the 2nd youngest in the family if eight children. Before he enlisted with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, he trained as Baker, around 1911 he was living in Ormondville, Takapau, Hawkes Bay. He then moved to Auckland where he was a master Baker, he opened a Bakery at 86 Ponsonby Road, the building is still there today.

    Bert was wounded in action, at Gallipoli, on 16 May 1915 and then 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). Shortly after returning he married, and had a daughter and son. He died on the 10th August 1930, aged 41 years, and his resting place is Waikumete Cemetery. Bert's Funeral was held at St Patrick's Cathederal, Auckland and it was told by his daughter that the Funeral cortege stretched the whole length of Queen Street and stopped all traffic enroute to Waikumete Cemetery.

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): 86 Ponsonby Road, Auckland AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1930 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery Glen Eden Auckland New Zealand AWMM Roman Catholic Division C, Row 15, Plot 131 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 183 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM

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