John Kaye (c.1894-1916)

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.
John Kaye

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, JOHN. Private. No 6/5729. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Emily Shaw, 70 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School and later St. Michael's Mission Church in Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Employed as a teamer by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Union Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted 16.1.1916. Embarked for France from Clipstone Camp on the Thursday of Whit week. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, 25.7.1916, aged 22 years. Buried LONSDALE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row E, Grave 7.
His mother received a letter from Captain Sam H. Cliffe containing news of her son's death. He stated that 'Private Kaye during afternoon of July 25th was returned as missing but early on Thursday morning his body was found in a shell hole. Evidently a shell had burst underneath him.
ROH:- Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; St. John's Church, Golcar.

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