Ernest Lionel Lucas was the son of Alfred and Emily Lucas. Ernest was born in London in July 1886, Ernest enlisted at Chester in October 1904. His terms of service were 7 + 5 (i.e. 7 years active service + 5 years reserve). He was posted to the 1st Battalion in Ireland in December 1907. He was billeted at Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry. Ernest married Catherine Hughes in Belfast on 22 October 1911 and they had two children. He and his family set up home at Mullaghbane, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. He entered France on 16th August 1914 and was reported missing on 24 August.
Audregnies Communal Cemetery is located 22 kilometres south west of Mons on a road leading from the N51 connecting Mons to Valenciennes in France. 19 kilometres along the N51 lies the left hand turning at Quievrain onto the rue des Wagons. 4 kilometres along the rue des Wagons, after passing through Baisieux, lies the village of Audregnies. On reaching the village the cemetery is located 800 metres along the rue la Ville, a road leading from Audregnies to Angre.