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George William Lacey was born in 1890 at Newark and was the son of William a painter and decorator and Charlotte Lacey née Lawson of 1 Stanley Terrace, Beacon Hill, Newark His father William Lacey was born in 1861 at Shelford and his mother Charlotte Lawson was born in 1867 at Collingham, they were married in 1883 at Newark, they went on to have the following children, Ethel b1886, John Thomas Howitt b1888 Balderton, George William b1890 Newark, Leonard b1895 Newark, Mary Ann b1897 Newark, Arthur b1900 Newark and Howitt b1902 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Stanley Terrace, Beacon Hill, Newark and are shown as William 50 yrs a painter and decorator he is living with his children, John Tom Howitt 23 yrs a painter and decorator, Leonard 16 yrs a rivet boy, Mary Ann 14 yrs working in the home, Arthur 11 yrs a scholar and Howitt 9 yrs George William married his wife Mary Hufton in 1909 at Newark
19 Jan 1918
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George William Lacey enlisted at Nottingham in 1914 , he served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 19th January 1918 and is buried at Beaumetz Crossroads Cemetery, Beaumetx-les-Cambrai, France.
Article published 13th February 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Mr W. Lacey, Beacon Hill, Newark. Husband of Mrs M.A. Greebury (formerly Lacey), 73 Sleaford Road, Newark. Educated at Christ Church School after which he went to work for the London & North-Western Railway and at the time of joining the colours was employed by his father. A keen footballer and had played for Netherfield St. James in the Notts Senior Cup and up to the time of joining was with Newark United. Joined the 2nd Sherwood Foresters in 1914 and did his training at Sunderland and Derby. Had seen much hard fighting in France, having been previously wounded, buried alive and twice gassed.
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