Lt. William Kay

1896 May 12. Born.Rochdale, Lancashire

From the 1911 census it appears that the family were in USA, as Ethel was born there.

1911 Census at 31 Juscam St, Seaforth , Lancs

Enlisted in 4th Kings Liverpool Regt

1915 Mar 4. Landed in France

1915 Mar 18 Wounded

1916 Jul 19 Wounded

1917 Aug 28 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1917 Sept 20 to 27 Oct Attached to 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regt

1917 Oct 28 Attached to 16th Devonshire Regt

1917 Dec 4. Wounded

1918 Aug 1 Acting Captain

1919 Mar 1. Promoted Lieutenant

1919 Jun 29 Leaves Army. His address is 26 Fernlea Road, Seaforth, near Liverpool. Lancs. He was with 16 Devonshire Regt at that time

1920 Dec 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 1155. Posted to L coy

1921 Jun 16. Injured in Rathcoole Ambush . Later got £300 compensation for wounds. And was awarded Constabulary Medal

1921 Aug 3 to 31 Aug . On Leave

1921 Oct 21 to 10 Nov. Under suspension along with 11 other men of L Coy

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1921 to 1924. The Electoral Roll shows him living at 26 Fernlea Avenue, Seaforth

1926 May 10. Arrives in Canada. UK address was 26 Fernlea Road, Seaforth with father James. He was intending to farm at Winnipeg. He had been a Clothing Salesman

1933 Applies for medals from Winnipeg, Canada. He lived at the same address at 588 Elgin Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba until his death

Married Victoria Stupak in Canada

1953 Voters List - with wife Victoria living at Elgin Av, Winnipeg. He is a Millhand. This is same as 1933 address on Medal Card

1958 Voters list. William & Victoria Kay are still at 588 Elgin Av, Winnipeg.

1961 Jun 30. He died in Winnipeg . Still at 588 Elgin Av, Winnipeg

2007 Feb 28 His widow died in Winnipeg

ADRIC

Nat Chchives Papers

WO 339/104641