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Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire
Service No: 38807
Regiment / Corps / Service: York and Lancaster Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 7th (Service) Battalion. (Pioneers)
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-08-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 28.
CWGC Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Edgar Kay was the son of Joseph and Ann Kay, née Speak. Joseph was born at Broughton near Elslack and Ann at Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire. Edgar was the cousin of Private Bertie Cowgill (29010) (q.v.).
1891 Earby, Yorkshire Census: White Lion Street - Edgar Kay, aged 4 months, born Thornton [Thornton-in-Craven Parish], Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Ann Kay.
1901 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 38, Aspen Lane - Edgar Kay, aged 10 years, born Earby, Yorkshire.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 38, Langroyd Road - Edgar Kay, aged 20 years, born Earby, son of Joseph and Ann Kay.
Edgar was married to Annie Taylor in 1913. Annie’s sister, Maggie, was married to Private Arthur William Duckworth (20002) (q.v.).
The British Army Service Record for Edgar Kay exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edgar Kay, 38807, Y. & L. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Edgar Kay, 38807, 8th York & Lanc. R.; 7th York & Lanc. R. Killed in Action 17.8.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Edgar Kay, 38807, 7th Bn York & Lancs. Date and Place of Death: 17.8.17 Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Annie. £5 17s. 7d.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KAY, Edgar, aged 26, York and Lancs. Regt., 23, Cowgill Street, [Earby], killed in action Aug. 16, 1917.
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Private Edgar KAY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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