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2nd Lt Ernest Henry Austin Lucas
British Army The York & Lancaster Regiment 8th Btn.
(d.7th Jun 1917)
Ernest Lucas was born on the 10th of December 1890, the son of William Austin Lucas and Louisa Lucas. He worked for London County Westminster and Parr's Bank before the war. He enlisted into the Artists' Rifles in June 1915, and was commissioned into the York and Lancaster Regiment in November 1915. He was posted to the 1/5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment in France in January 1916. He was wounded in action during the Battle of the Somme whilst attacking German trenches at Thiepval on the 6 July 1916.
On his recovery, he was posted to the 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, and was listed as missing on the 7th June 1917 at Messines. On the 18 April 1918 he was listed officially as having been killed in action on the 7 June 1917.
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