Corporal Lacey hailed from Hopson, Carter County. He was born in 1893 and died of throat and chest complications due to influenza November 3, 1918 at general hospital in Rouen, France. He was initially buried at St.-Sever Cemetery in Rouen and later was reinterred in the family cemetery in Carter County. He served with Company E of the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division. He fought in the battles of Bellicourt, Prémont, the Hindenburg Line, St.-Quentin Canal, and Ribeauvillé.

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