Thursday, 4 June 2015

Kay, Harry - Private (410749)

Private Harry Kay
Labour Corps,
Died 13th April 1918,
Age 48
Buried at Holden Hall Cemetery, Haslingden.

Newspaper Report:


Pte. Harry Kay (48), 9 Back Bank Terrace, Haslingden, was interred with military honours at Haslingden Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.  Pikelaw Hospital furnishing a firing party, and the Rev. W.T. Evans officiating.  He was formerly a weaver at Carr and Parker's mill which stopped for the funeral. He had been in the Army nearly three and a half years. Whilst on active service he sustained some shell injury.
He had been in hospital in England four or five months, and the cause of death was bronchitis and nouritis.  He was connected with King Street Wesleyan Chapel.  Deceased's wife died last June.  A daughter is the wife of Pte. Harry Barrett.  Deceased was stepfather to Pte. James Harrison (31) 13 Spring Lane, who was killed in action a week ago last Sunday, had been in the Army since September, 1914, up to when he was a weaver at Carr and Parker's and who leaves a widow and two children.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Private Harry Kay, who died in hospital, April 15th 1918.

"Though he's gone he's not forgotten,
'Tis sweet to breathe his name;
In life we loved him dearly,
In death we do the same."

From his loving Daughter Eliza, 9 Back Bank Terrace, Haslingden.

"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the Better lane,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then, ah then, we'll understand."

From Pte. H. Barritt