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-Sauveur 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.

The picture below is of Charles Lacey’s parents, Alexander and Mary, at his grave in Hopson, TN after his body was brought back home.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 June 1893
  • Date of death: 3 November 1918
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hopson
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Bellicourt, Prémont, Hindenburg Line, St-Quentin Canal, Ribeauvillé and others
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lacey Cemetery, Carter County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Middle Panel
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