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Private William Kay

Seaforth Highlanders Labour Company transferred to 13th Company Labour Corps
Service No: 18974 / 7394

William Kay grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Nephew of Mrs Kerr of 45 South Main St, Coatbridge. Grandson of Andrew Kay of Manse View, Coatbridge

Born / Resided

Holytown / 45 South Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 09/01/1918

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Rosehall Colliery

Age

29

Buried / Remembered

Duhallow ADS Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, believed to have been named after a southern Irish hunt, was a medical post 1.6 kilometres north of Ypres (now Ieper). The Cemetery was begun in July 1917, on the day of the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, and Plots I and IV were completed by November 1918. The graves of October and November 1918, are due to deaths in the 11th, 36th and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations. Of the 875 burials in the original Plots, 215 are those of Artillery officers and men and 77 those of Engineers. After the Armistice, 633 bodies (of which 228 were not identified) were brought into this Cemetery from isolated graves and small Cemeteries on the battlefields North, East, and South of Ypres. There are 1,544 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery, 231 of the burials unidentified. There are also 57 war graves of other nationalities, mostly German, and one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War, which dates from the Allied withdrawal ahead of the German advance of May 1940.

Additional Information

William is listed as KAT and 3RD BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY on the Memorial. William was formerly with the Highland Light Infantry.

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