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Full Name: George Robert Lucas
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): George Robert
Surname: Lucas
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11892
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Grocer
Next of Kin: G.H. Lucas (father), Awahuri, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 12th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 1 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 51
Vessel: Ulimaroa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 30
Page on Nominal Roll: 6
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 30 March 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Grave Reference: V. E. 1.
Biographical Notes: George Lucas was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Lucas, of Awahuri, Manawatu, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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