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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 8th November 1918 following the death of Vincent Baron Kay
Person Details
Sheffield
Vincent was born in Sheffield in 1899 and was the son of Vincent , a horse carriage dealer and Florence Kay, of Ranby, Retford, In the 1911 census the family are living at 32 Burnell Road, Owlerton, Sheffiled , Vincent is 12 years of age and is living with his parents and siblings Emily and Gilbert.
He worked assisting his father on the farm , he was a splendid horse rider and won many prizes at pre war shows.
20 Oct 1918
19
469441 - CWGC Website
58315
Private
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Vincent enlisted in Retford in April 1918 and served with the 1st battalion , Leicestershire Regiment , He had been in France about a month when he was wounded on the 9th October . he died of these wounds on 20th October 1918. He is buried in Mont Huon Military cemetery, Le Treport, France , grave reference VII M 1B
Pte Vincent Baron Kay Retford Times 8th November 1918 Ranby Soldier dies from wounds Great sympathy is expressed with Mr and Mrs Kay, of the Chequers Inn, Ranby on the loss they have sustained by the death of their eldest son, Pte Vincent Baron Kay, Leicestershire Regiment, from wounds received in action on October 9th, to which he succumbed on October 20th, he was 20 years of age, and only joined up about five months ago. He had been in France about a month before he was wounded. so that that the poor lad's career as a soldier was brief and eventful. His comrades all spoke well of him, and his many friends in the district sincerely regret his early death. he was buried in the British Cemetery, near to the hospital where he died, with military honours. Before enlisting he assisted his father on the farm, and was exceedingly well known in hackney horse circles. He was a splendid rider and had won numerous prizes at the various shows in the happy days of peace. He was well liked by all who knew him, and the respect paid to his memory will, perhaps be some consolation to his sorrowing parents.
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 8th November 1918 following the death of Vincent Baron Kay
    Vincent Baron Kay - This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 8th November 1918 following the death of Vincent Baron Kay