Lewis Beaumont Kaye (1882-1921)

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.


Lewis Beaumont Kaye was born in Moldgreen, the son of foreman Adam Kaye.

He married Veda Ackroyd, daughter of cotton spinner William Henry Ackroyd, on 11 April 1910 at St. Paul's, Huddersfield.

At the time of the 1911 Census, they were living with Veda's widowed mother, Hannah Elizabeth Ackroyd (also known as Annie), at 34 Lodge Terrace, Firth Street, Huddersfield, with their young son, Garrett Kaye.[1] At that time, Lewis was working at Huddersfield Corporation Gas Works as a labourer.

He enlisted in June 1916, aged 34. His Army service record described him as 5'4½" tall

After being demobbed in September 1919, he died on 19 November 1921, aged 39.

Veda Kaye died in 1961, aged 81.

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, LEWIS B. Gunner. No 123352. Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Lived 34 Firth Street, Huddersfield. Died of heart disease due to war service on 19.11.1921.


  1. Garrett was born on 22 October 1910.