Also Served: William Lacy -
9 William St, Prescot
Sapper 9001, West Lancs Division, Royal Engineers
(Later 426583)Ref. No.:
Born in Prescot around 1889, Walter Lacy was the eldest son of Charles and Mary Lacy. Living at 9, William Street, Prescot at the time of the 1911 census, Walter (22) was single and worked as a Brick Layer, the same occupation as his father.
He joined the Royal Engineers in St Helens on 1st November 1915, giving his father as his next of kin. He remained in the UK until 23rd March 1917 when he went to France as part of a reinforcement draft. On 24th April 1918 he suffered a Gun Shot Wound to the leg and was admitted to a Casualty Clearing Station for treatment. He was shipped back to the UK on 7th May and does not appear to have gone back overseas after recovering from his wounds. .
Walter married Mildred Mary Ellard at the Parish Church in St Helens on 7th September 1918. They went on to have three children; Ruby (1919), Phyllis (1924) and Charles (1927).
He was demobilised on 14th February 1919, giving his address as 21, Rodney Street, St Helens. He was entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Walter died in Prescot in 1962, aged 73.