|Place of birth||Walcha, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||St Peters, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, M. Lahey, Walcha, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3087 Corporal Henry James LAHEY, 48th Battalion, killed in action, 11 April, 1917, Western Front; 1933 Private Edward Charles LAHEY, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, returned to Australia, 6 July 1919;|
War service: Western Front
Embarked 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, the same day.
Promoted Acting Sergeant and Band Master, 28 August 1918.
Found guilty, 13 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 0001 hours, until apprehended at Bristol at about 0755 hours, 11 January 1919: award, reprimanded and forfeits one day's pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 January 1919, and reverts to the rank of Private; marched into Australian Staging Camp, 29 January 1919.
Taken on strength of 2nd Bn, 2 February 1919.
Deatched to 4th Bn, 7 March 1919; rejoined unit, 26 March 1919.
Promoted Acting Sergeant, 27 April 1919.
Embarked for England, 7 May 1919; marched into No 1 Group, 16 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Boorara', 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged, Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 12 September 1919.
Medals: British War Medal.Died at Western Suburbs Hospital, Sydney, 26 August 1937
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LAHEY Walter Aherns|