|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Henry Kay, 50th Battalion from Norwood, South Australia. A 29 year ...
Portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Henry Kay, 50th Battalion from Norwood, South Australia. A 29 year old motor mechanic prior to enlisting on 8 September 1915, he embarked for overseas as a Second Lieutenant with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 13 July 1916 aboard HMAT Seang Bee. While serving with the battalion in France, he was wounded in action at Flers on 20 November 1916 and evacuated to England for medical treatment. After recovering, he returned to the battalion in France in January 1917 and was specially mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch of 7 April 1918. Lt Kay was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux on 24 April 1918 and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave.