Thursday, 4 June 2015

Kay, James - Private (23750)

(No soldier photo available)
8th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
19th January 1917
Age 38
Buried Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue

Newspaper Report:

His many friends will learn with deep regret that Private. James Kay, East Lancashire Regiment, of 195, Maudland Bank, Haslingden, was killed in action on 19th January.  A native of Helmshore, and aged 38, the deceased was brought up to Cronshawfold Farm, Helmshore, and attended Musbury Church and Sunday School.  He was a weaver at Park Mill, and joined the Army last Whitsuntide.  He leaves a widow and five children, for whom the deepest sympathy will be felt.  A memorial service was held at Musbury Church on Sunday night, when the Rev. A. Winfield (vicar) officiated.