Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Jack Kaye 1923-1944, age 21

Born: 1923 in Barnsley Q2

Son of: Arthur Kaye and Mary Ann Kaye, nee Tingle. They married at St John's Church, Barnsley on 10th October 1909. Arthur (1887-1954) was a 21 year old joiner of 34 Tower Street, Barnsley and Mary Ann (1887-1976) was a laundress of 54 Agnes Road, Barnsley.  
In 1911 they lived at 9 Castle Street and later moved to 187 Racecommon Road by the time of Arthur's death. The couple had 7 known children:

  • William Arthur 1910-1911
  • Mary 1911
  • Leonard 1914-1918
  • Stanley 1920
  • Jack 1923
  • Margaret 1925
  • Muriel T. 1928 

Jack was a Sunday School teacher and Server at St Edward's Church.

Military Service: Jack was a Gunner in the Royal Artillery, 97 Anti-tank Regiment, service number 1136927.

Death: 16th July 1944 in France 

Buried: St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France in grave VIII.E.2. Jack was originally buried elsewhere but moved to this cemetery.  
His grave bears to following inscription:
"Deep in our hearts
A memory is kept
Of One we loved
And will never forget"

Commonwealth War Graves Commission link: here  
Remembered: St Edward's WW2 Memorial plaque, Barnsley 

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