George Kay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3337
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 33 Brown St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Bill Poster
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:

    Jessie Allan (formerly Kay), 11 Crescent St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Helen, born 24.07.1903, Patrick, born 30.05.1907 & Agnes, born 15.12.1911

More about George Kay

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

George Kay   3/3337  Black Watch

Private George Kay, of the 1st Black Watch (with 45 others of his regiment) after the great charge of his battalion on 9th May.  His brother, Driver James Kay, of the Royal Field Artillery, made inquiry at the Black Watch headquarters, and the result of his investigation is summed up in the laconic sentence in a letter to his wife :___”George died on 14th May; he was between the German trenches for four days.”

The widow of Private Kay resides at 33 Brown Street.  Kay was 29 years of age, and had been in the Special Reserve of the Black Watch for ten years.  He was a billposter to trade.

Dundee People’s Journal 7th August 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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