World War 1

War Records 1914-18


Private Jack Meredith Kay


Private Alexander Kennedy


Gunner Alexander Kennedy


Private Colin Kennedy


Sergeant J M Kennedy


Lance Corporal John Kennedy


Sergeant Neil Kennedy


Padre Kirk

Surname K

Surname Forename Rank Home Relationship
Kay Archie Private Strathpeffer Brothers 1
Kay Jack Private Strathpeffer  1
Kay James Private Strathpeffer  1
Kay Matthew Private Strathpeffer  1
Kay William Private Strathpeffer  1
Kennedy Alexander Private Alness Brothers 2
Kennedy Alexander Gunner Lochcarron Brothers 3
Kennedy Colin Private Alness  2
Kennedy J M Sergeant Lochcarron  
Kennedy John L/Corporal Lochcarron  3
Kennedy Neil Sergeant  Alness  2
Kirk Not stated Padre Dunbar  

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Kay
First Name(s):  Archie
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Royal Scots
Home Address:  110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

No photograph available

Many people in Strathpeffer and the Ross-shire Highlands entertain pleasant recollections of the Kay family who, in the far off days of peace, and some years before the control of the famous Spa passed into the hands of the present management, had wont to enliven the season. There were two Kay periods, so to speak. First, the father of the family, still recalled by not a few, and remembered by an older class of visitors, and, more recently, immediately before the advent of the Syndicate, the family of four sons who for a number of years provided musical entertainments daily during the season.
Pte. Jack Meredith Kay, who, as recently recorded, was killed in action in France, on 13th April, was one of the best known member of the family. His photograph is reproduced to-day. He joined the H.L.I. in 1917, and, after spending some time in Ireland, proceeded to France in February last. A fine personality, popular, and an accomplished musician, he was much respected in his profession and in this district had many friends. He is survived by a widow (nee Miss Alice Paxton, Edinburgh) who resides at 111 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, while Pte. Kay's parents reside at 110 Great Western Road, Glasgow. A chaplain of the H.L.I. has written very sympathetically of the dead young soldier. The other members of the Kay family on active service include
Pte. James Kay, Scottish Rifles, who joined up in July, October 1917. Previous to going overseas he was at Nigg, where his rare musical talent was put freely at the disposal of patriotic causes in Ross-shire.
Pte Wm. Kay, attached to a Labour Company, joined up in 1917 and proceeded at once to France. Pte. Archie Kay joined the Royal Scots in 1916 and is with a unit in this country. Pte. Matthew Kay, R.A.M.C., joined in 1917 and is now in France.
There are other two sons in the family, Mr Hugh Kay, in Government employment, and Mr Robert Kay, who is medically unfit.

Date of Paper: 31.05.1918
Surname:  Kay
First Name(s):  Jack Meredith
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Highland Light Infantry
Home Address:  111, Hyndland Road, Glasgow.

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Kay
First Name(s):  James
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Scottish Rifles
Home Address:  110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Kay
First Name(s):  Matthew
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Royal Army Medical Corps
Home Address:  110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Kay
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Labour Company
Home Address:  110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  11.05.1917
Surname:  Kennedy
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Stettingham, Alness

Date of Pape:  11.05.1917
Surname:  Kennedy
First Name(s):  Colin
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Stettingham, Alness

Date of Paper:  11.05.1917
Surname:  Kennedy
First Name(s):  Neil
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Stettingham, Alness

THE LATE SGT. NEIL KENNEDY, ALNESS
THREE SEAFORTH BROTHERS
Sergeant Neil Kennedy, Seaforths, who as we reported recently, died of wounds on 17th April, was the second son of Mr John Kennedy, Stettingham, Alness. Sergt. Kennedy was wounded in the chest. For four days he was treated in France, and latterly was transferred to Chetnole Red Cross Hospital, Dorset, where he succumbed to his injuries. Thirty years of age, deceased enlisted in the county territorial regiment at the outbreak of war, and after training proceeded to France in November, 1914. He was in the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Aubers Ridge. Subsequently he was wounded but he never had occasion to leave the battalion. He was a favourite in the battalion, a capable and trustworthy non-com., and the sympathy of his comrades goes out to the sorrowing parents. The remains of deceased were brought home to Alness and interred with full military honours. Major Cuthbert, C.M.G., D.S.O., represented the regiment while the pipers and firing party came from a neighbouring Seaforth garrison.
Private Alexander Kennedy (22) is at present in No. 3 Western General Hospital, Newport, Mon. He is suffering from trench feet . On two previous occasions he was wounded, one of them being at Aubers Ridge.
Private Colin Kennedy (19) since the war started was engaged in a Government patrol boat but immediately he came of military age came home and enlisted in the Seaforths. In August last he went to France, and, so far, has escaped injury.
A portrait of the three Seaforth brothers appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  10.12.1915 and 23.06.1916
Surname:  Kennedy
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Royal Field Artillery
Home Address:  Lochcarron

True patriotism overcomes all selfishness, and whatever sacrifice it may involve. This was shown by 104984 Gunner Alexander Kennedy, Royal Field Artillery (the figure at the top), son of the late Mr Duncan Kennedy, Lochcarron, who in last August came all the way from Argentine Republic to enlist, and is now undergoing the necessary training in the R.F.A. at Salisbury plain. He was employed in Santa Cruz Territory by a well-known sheep farming company, where he was getting on prosperously.
Another of the family is Lance-Corporal John Kennedy, E. Coy., 3rd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Prior to enlistment he was in the Edinburgh Police Force.
The Lochcarron district has reason to be proud of the manner in which its young men have responded to the Nation's call.

[23.06.1916]
THE LATE LANCE-CORPL. J. KENNEDY
8871 Lance-Corporal John Kennedy, 3rd Seaforths, a native of Lochcarron, whose death we chronicled in our issue of last week, was, prior to the war, for some years in the city of Edinburgh police force. He was discharged from the army last December owing to the breakdown of his health. He improved after getting the rest and comfort of home, and many of his friends believed that he would get better. Beyond getting so far as to be able to take short walks, however, he never recovered, and he himself expressed no hope of recovery. Uncomplainingly he passed the time. There was none who took greater interest in the war, and there were few in Strathcarron who understood and could piece together the various items of the war news.
A brother of the deceased is in France with his regiment. He came from South America and enlisted at Liverpool when he landed.

Date of Paper:  10.12.1915 and 23.06.1916
Surname:  Kennedy
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  3rd Seaforths
Home Address:  Lochcarron

Date of Paper:  30.05.1919
Surname:  Kennedy
First Name(s):  J. M.
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  6th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps
Home Address:  Arinackaig, Strathcarron

Sergt J. M. Kennedy, R.A.V.C., Arinackaig, Strathcarron, enlisted on 21st December, 1915. He received his training at the Highland Divisional Veterinary Hospital, Melton Ernest, Beds, and was subsequently attached as veterinary sergeant to various artillery units. He was for a time with the 64th Divisional Mobile Veterinary Section in Norfolk. He went to France with the 6th Battalion M.G.C. and was there when the Armistice was signed.
He was demobilised in January this year, and has returned to the Lews, where he is a county organiser under the North of Scotland College of Agriculture.

Date of Paper :  17.05.1918
Surname:  Kirk
First Name(s):  Not stated
Rank:  Padre
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  The Manse, Dunbar

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