Charles William Donaldson Kaye (1888-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KAYE, CHARLES WILLIAM DONALDSON. Engine Room Artificer. No M/17439. Royal Navy. HMS Juno. Born Bradford 15.7.1888. Son of Mrs Jane Anne Keighley, Greenhead Hall, Dalton. Educated Ripon Grammar School. For some time he was an engineer onboard one of the mail boats of the Union Castle Line and later became a director of Messrs Lockwood and Keighley Limited, Upperhead Mills, Huddersfield. Married in 1915. (His wife died in July 1918). Held a commission with the 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment but had to retire on account of ill health. Enlisted in the Royal Navy in October, 1915. Died, 10.2.1917, on board HMS Juno from pneumonia. Buried MUSCAT NEW NAVAL CEMETERY, OMAN, PERSIAN GULF. Grave location:- 3, 4.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class CHARLES WILLIAM DONALDSON KAYE
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Saturday, February 10, 1917
  • age: 28 years
  • record ID: 3200002