Horace James (Peter) KAY

KAY, Horace James

Service Number: 1327
Enlisted: 6 October 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Remount Unit
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia, 1 May 1883
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 17 June 1935, aged 52 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Anglican_1 Section 61, Lot 113
Memorials: Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, 1327, 2nd Remount Unit
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Trooper, 1327, 2nd Australian Remount Unit
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Trooper, 1327, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
10 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Trooper, 1327, 2nd Remount Unit

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Served during The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

87 years ago today, on the Tuesday afternoon of the 18th June 1935, Private Horace James (Peter) Kay, 2nd Australian Remount Unit (Reg No-1327), carpenter from Hewison Street, Tighes Hill, New South Wales and 34 Estell Street, Maryville, N.S.W., was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 45. ANGLICAN 1-61. 113.

Born at Narrabri, New South Wales on the 1st May 1890 to John T and Mary Ann Kay; husband of Vera I Kay nee Williams (married 1921, Wickham, N.S.W., died 1966, sleeping here), Peter enlisted October 1915 with the Australian Remount Unit 2, Squadron 5 at Holsworthy, N.S.W.

Peter returned home September 1919, being discharged on the 10th January 1920.

Mr. Kay’s name has been inscribed on the Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board (1) and the Islington St. Mark's Anglican Church Roll of Honour (unveiled on the 17th September 1916). Name not inscribed on the Newcastle Progressive Carpenters & Joiners Roll of Honour.

I have placed poppies at the gravesite in remembrance of Peter’s service and sacrifice for God, King & Country.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.