Thursday, 4 June 2015

Kay, Robert - Private (28775)

Private Robert Kay
7th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
23rd September, 1917,
Age 36
Buried Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery

Newspaper Report:


News is to hand that Pte. R. Kay of 75 Rising Bridge, Haslingden, was killed in action by a bursting shell on September 23rd, 1917.
A sergeant writes saying that he was a excellent soldier, and was held in high esteem by both officers and men.
Thirty six years of age, he leaves a wife and three children.  Before joining the colours he was a weaver at Industrial Mill, and was on the committee of Rising Bridge Working Mens Club.  A well known footballer he played with Haslingden Grane and Hud Rake.

Newspaper Memorial:

In loving memory of our dear Brother, Private, Robert Kay of the East Lancashire Regiment., killed in action in France, September 23rd, 1917, in his 37th year.

"In some sad way the Lord knows best,
He took our brother home to rest;
So to the stroke we humbly bow,
For he's in heaven; he's happy now.

Dear is the spot where our brother is laid,
Sweet is his memory, it never will fade;
Flowers may wither, and friends cease to be,
Though others forget him, never shall we."

Ever remembered by his Mother, Sisters and Brothers, Rising Bridge, Baxenden.