2nd Lieutenant Walter Haddow Kay

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Walter Haddow Kay

2nd Lieutenant Walter Haddow Kay, born in Bearsden Dumbartonshire, enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1909 at the age of 21 years old, and studied English Literature for 4 years achieving an ordinary degree in English in 1913. After studying at the University, he attended a three year Divinity course during which he acted as an assistant in the Trinity U.K. Church.

After acquiring his license for the Ministry U.K. Church, he immediately joined the Royal Engineers as a Private in 1916. After this, he joined the Gordon Highlanders, and became 2nd Lieutenant of the 6th Battalion. On the 23rd March 1918, aged 30, he was killed in action. His date of death suggests that he may have died during the first few days of the 1918 Spring Offensive, which began with the Battle of St. Quentin. He is remembered on the University of Glasgow's Roll of Honour.


2nd Lieutenant Walter Haddow Kay
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 51st Division
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/498, 1076a
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/112


University of Glasgow Registry Records: Matric slip R8/5/30/4

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