Diamond War Memorial Project

Private George Alfred Lecky

7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Regimental Number 16573
Born: 1884-09-21 Died: 1915-04-24 Aged: -- Enlisted: ------

Name inscribed on St Columb's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Memorial to the men connected with that cathedral who died during the 1914-18 War. Name also recorded on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, and commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Brother of Mr Henry Lecky, The Farm, Londonderry. Brother of Private F. W. Lecky, Canadian Expeditionary Force, who was wounded on the leg and knee by shrapnel in Flanders in 1915.

George Alfred Lecky was a farmer by trade, and Freeman of Londonderry. He volunteered shortly after the outbreak of the Great War, and crossed with the first Canadian contingent.

Henry and Mary Jane Lecky, The Farm, signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland. Mary Jane Lecky, husband of Henry Lecky, J.P., same address, died on May 3, 1922. She was the mother of Lady Miller (wife of Sir Henry Miller) and of Mrs J. Kelso Reid.