Kay, Joseph Washington: Service no. 769182


Digitized Service Record

Source: We are the Dead



The Star brought the first news to the home of Pte. J.W. Kay, 272 Grace street, that he had been killed at the front. Pte. Kay Enlisted in Col. Barker’s battalion and went overseas at the end of May, 1916. He was 30 years of age, unmarried, and employed on the G.T.R.

Toronto Star – August 7th, 1917





“Killed in Action” While on duty in the front line trenches near Lens at about 2.30 o’clock in the morning of July 20th, 1917, he was hit in the head and shoulders and instantly killed by shrapnel from an enemy shell.

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