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Edward Kay was the son of William Thomas and Naomi Kay. They married in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in 1883. Naomi’s maiden name appeared to be Warring but other evidence would suggest it was Warren and that she had two children William (b.1880) and Arthur (b.1882) before they married. The other children included: Walter (b.1884), Florence (b.1886), George (b.1887), Edward (b.1893), Ernest (b.1896) and Maggie (b.1900/d.1908). The family lived at: 2 Hudson Street, Nottingham (C.1891); 33 Norland Road, St Ann’s (C.1901); 10a Broad Oak Terrace, Rose Street, Nottingham (C.1911); 6 Wilton Road, Radford (N.E.P.2.11.1918). William Thomas Kay, who worked as a butcher, died at Nottingham, aged 41, in 1905. His widow, Naomi, died at Nottingham, aged 77, in 1936. His brothers Ernest and George probably also served in the war.
Colour grinder's assistant at printers (1911)
12 Oct 1918
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1/1st Bn Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry
He enlisted at Nottingham; initially served in South Notts. Hussars (Service No.2154); He died of dysentery and he was buried in the Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria (grave ref. A.38).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 4 November 1918: ‘Kay. Died of dysentery October 12th, Pte E Kay (Ted), Hussars, aged 25; dearly loved son of Naomi Kay of Wilton-road, Radford. Not our will, O Lord, but Thine. Sorrowing mother, sister Florrie, brother Albert (serving), George (Italy), Ernest (Egypt), Emily, Will, Jack, Alice(?) Hicks.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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