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  cap badgePrivate 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 David and Mary Kay of 45 South Main St, Coatbridge. Grandson of Andrew Kay of Manse View, Coatbridge. From the 1891 Census - Address - 9 Hutton St, Coatbridge - David Kay aged 26, Mary Kay aged 26, William Bean Kay aged 2, visitor Janie Speirs aged 12. From the 1901 Census - Address - 67 South Bridge St, Coatbridge - David Kay aged 36, Mary Kay aged 36, William Kay aged 12, boarders William Skelly aged 34, Jane Skelly aged 2. William's Pension was left to his Aunt Mary of 45 South Main St, Coatbridge on the 10/09/1918.

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 A.D.S. Cemetery (II. F. 27), 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 (32556). See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, another photo of William's Grave, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, his former Regiment the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge, the Seaforth Highlanders Cap Badge and William's Pension Records x 3.

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