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Harry KAY

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Surname: KAY

Forename(s): Harry

Place of Birth: Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

Service No: 99645

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 3rd Siege Battery

Division: ---

Age: 37

Date of Death: 1918-10-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 17.

CWGC Cemetery: BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: CARLETON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Harry Kay was the son of Edward Denton and Annie Louisa Kay, née Coe. Edward was born at Cononley and Annie at Bell Busk, Yorkshire. Harry was the cousin of Private Francis John Kay (265750) (q.v.).

1891 Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 2, Croft Terrace - Harry Kay, aged 7 years, born Carleton, son of Edward D. and Annie L. Kay.

1901 Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 2, Croft Terrace - Harry Kay, aged 17 years, born Carleton, son of Edward D. and Annie L. Kay.

1911 Carleton-in-Craven, Yorksire Census: 2, Croft Terrace - Harry Kay, aged 27 years, born Parish of Carleton, son of Edward Denton and Annie Louisa Kay.

Harry was married to Mary Ann Clarkson in 1912.

The British Army Service Record for Harry Kay exists but may be incomplete.

See also:
‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
‘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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

KAY, Gunner Harry, aged 35, R.G.A., 9, Park Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 5, 1918.

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Gunner Harry KAY

Gunner Harry KAY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: KAY

Forename(s): Harry

Born: Carleton, Shipton [sic] Yorks

Residence: Nelson, Lancs

Enlisted: Earley [sic]

Number: 99645

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: KAY

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 99645

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit: 3rd Siege Bty.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 05/10/1918

Additional Information:

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1924

KAY Edward Denton of 9 Park-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire died 23 February 1924 Probate London 9 April to Thomas Edward Kay loomer and Alfred Shaw leather worker. Effects £490 3s. 10d.

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ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

Entry on Page 24-25

St Mary's Churchyard, Carleton-in-Craven

St Mary's Churchyard, Carleton-in-Craven

Family gravestone - detail of memorial inscription

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01 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – THE WAR'S TOLL: One of Eight Brothers

The death is officially reported of Gunner Harry Kay, R.G..A., one of eight soldier sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kay, of 9 Park Street, Barnoldswick. He was killed in action in France on October 5th after over two years’ service. He leaves a wife and one child, now residing at Nelson. At the time of enlistment Gunner Kay, who was 35 years of age, lived in Waddington Street, Earby. He had been previously wounded, returning to France last Good Friday. Two of his brothers, Lance-Corporal Fred Kay and Corporal Frank Kay are wounded, the former in hospital at York, and the latter at Sheffield. Seven of the eight brothers have fought in France, and two are now in Italy.

15 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – One of Eight Brothers

The accompanying photograph is that of Gunner Harry Kay, who, as reported in our issue of November 1st, was killed in action in France on October 5th, after two years’ service. He was one of the eight soldier sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Kay, 9 Park Street, Barnoldswick, and leaves a wife and one child, whose home is at Nelson.

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01 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK FAMILY’S NOTABLE RECORD

The death is officially reported of Gunner Harry Kay, R.G.A., one of eight soldier sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Kay, of 9, Park Street, Barnoldswick. He was killed in action in France on Oct. 5th, after over two years’ service. He leave a wife and one child, now residing at Nelson. At the time of enlistment Gunner Kay, who was 35years of age, lived in Waddington Street, Earby. He had been previously wounded, returning to France last Good Friday. Two of his brothers, Lance-Corpl. Fred Kay and Corpl. Frank Kay, are also wounded, the former in hospital at York, and the latter at Sheffield. Seven of the eight brothers have fought in France and two are now in Italy.

15 November 1918

KAY – In ever loving memory of my dear husband, Gunner Harry Kay. R.G.A., who was killed in action in France Oct. 5th, 1918, aged 35 years.

When alone in my sorrow bitter tears flow,
There stealeth a thought of the sweet long ago,
Unknown to the world he stands by our sides
And whispers these words – death cannot divide.

We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting
Till we meet in the Better Land.

– From his ever loving Wife and Child. 47, Pine Street, Nelson.

We loved him, yes, no tongue can tell
How deep, how dearly and how well;
Christ loved him too and thought it best
To take him home with him to rest.

– From Father-in-law and Sisters-in-law. 37, Wickworth Street, Nelson.

KAY – In loving memory of our dear brother, Gunner Harry Kay. R.G.A., who was killed in action in France Oct. 5th, 1918, aged 35 years.

We have lost, heaven has gained
One of the best the world contained.

– From his loving Brothers and Sisters.

KAY – In ever loving memory of our dear son, Gunner Harry Kay, R.G.A, who was killed in action in France Oct. 5th, 1918, aged 35 years.

We never thought when you came home
That you came to say goodbye;
You went away so bravely
Not thinking you were to die.
You were not forgotten, our dear lad,
Nor ever shall you be,
As long as life and memory lasts
We will remember thee.

– From Father and Mother. 9, Park Street, Barnoldswick.

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