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Patrick Vincent LACKEY

Regimental number3393
Place of birthAshfield, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRope worker
Address48 Chandos Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Lackey, 48 Chandos Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceA Company, 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Force
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date20 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Left behind in Egypt with Details when 1st Bn departed for France, 28 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 13th Bn, Serapeum, 29 March 1916.

To 45th Bn, 2 May 1916; taken on strength of 45th Bn, 3 May 1916.

Found guilty, Serapeum, 24 May 1916, of being absent without leave from 0630 hours, 11 May 1916, until apprehended at 1200 hours, 23 May 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeits 13 days' pay.

Transferred to 12th Training Bn, 1 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916.

Found guilty, date not stated, of being absent without leave from 0600 hours, 14 July 1916, until apprehended by Military Police at 1915 hours, 15 July 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 1 and forfeits 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Found guilty, 31 July 1916, of being absent from 0900 hours Parade: award, forfeits one days' pay.

Found guilty, 11 August 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 0930 hours, until 1530 hours; (2) drunkenness: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeits 1 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 9 August 1916.

Found guilty, 8 September 1916, of falling out of line of march without permission: award, forfeits 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 14 September 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 0645 Parade; (2) absent from Defaulter's Parade at 1800 hours, at 1900 hours, at 2000 hours, and at 2100 hours: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 1st Bn, 1 December 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 8 March 1917, and transferred to Divisional Rest Station the same day (scabies); to No 1 Field Ambulance, 22 March 1917; discharged to duty, 8 April 1917.

Arrested in Avelin, 14 April 1917; no action taken by Commanding Officer, 1st Bn, due to no reason being given for arrest.

From Hospital under escort from Assistant Provost Marshal, 26 April 1917.

Posted absent without leave, 4 May 1917; rejoined unit, 10 May 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 18 May 1917, of when on Active Service deserting His Majesty's Service; found guilty of charge: awarded 10 years' penal servitude; sentence confirmed by Brigadier General Bennett, General Officer Commanding, 1st Australian Division, 21 May 1917; sentence promulgated, 24 May 1917.

To Assistant Provost Marshal for confinement, 30 May 1917.

Sentence commuted to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour, 8 June 1917; to Military Prison, 9 June 1917.

Sentence suspended, released from prison, and entrained for unit, 19 September 1918; rejoined 1st Bn, 25 September 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 28 September 1918, and transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, the same day (septic foot); to No 34 Ambulance Train, 9 October 1918; to England, 17 October 1918; to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 18 October 1918.

Found guilty, 30 October 1918, of (1) being absent from hospital without leave from 1800 hours, until 2300 hours, 28 October 1918; (2) obtaining entrance to hospital over grounds out of bounds: award, deprived of 1 day's pay.

Transferred to unnamed military hospital, 30 October 1918; discharged to furlough, 9 November 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 16 November 1918.

Commnenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit, 20 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cause of death: tuberculosis.
Date of death3 December 1926
Age at death26
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7 West, Grave 8), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LACKEY Patrick Vincent

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