Lacey, Harry Gambell

Regimental Number: 506011
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Signal Service, Canadian Engineers

Harry was born in Wantage, Berkshire, England on August 9, 1884. He and his brothers Arthur and Charles came to Canada with their parents in 1900. In 1913, Arthur and Harry came over the Edson Trail; Harry’s homesteads were located at 16-73-11-W6 and 20-73-11-W6. Harry enlisted in the Canadian army in September of 1916; he suffered from trench fever while serving overseas in 1917. Harry returned to his homestead in Hythe after being discharged in 1919. In June of 1942, he married Winnifred Clark. Harry died in June of 1953 from injuries received in a fall and was buried in Hythe.

Sources: Pioneer Round-Up p. 240; Pioneers of the Peace p. 285; HT June 26, 1952