Victor E LUCAS
Rank: sergeant
Number: M2/121777
Unit: ARMY SERVICE CORPS (attached to Siege Park, Canadian Corps)
Date of Death: 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Achicourt Road Cemetery, Achicourt, Pas de Calais, France

Victor lived at 43 Beech Cottage, Gatley Green with his wife. He originated from Clapham, London and had enlisted at Wilmslow.

Victor served with 402 Company, Army Service Corps. This was a motor transport unit which, in 1918, was engaged in the delivery and movement of ammunition for the heavy artillery that formed the Siege Park, a couple of miles south of Arras.

The Company's War Diary notes that, on 1 September, the enemy shelled the area resulting in the total destruction of three Dennis lorries. Victor must have been near the lorries when the shells landed. 

The small cemetery where Victor is buried has been visited by this project's researcher. It's reached by a narrow grass path leading from the road and is surrounded on all sides by the back gardens of the neighbouring houses. A quiet, peaceful spot in what is now a suburb of Arras.

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