Jay, Alfred

Dates:

War Service:
Private L/6706 ALFRED JAY of 1st battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 29 July 1918. He enlisted in the Buffs at Canterbury on 7 October 1901, he served with the regiment in India (1902) and Aden (1903) and went to France with the BEF on 7 September 1914.

He is buried in Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery near Poperinghe.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at the church of St James, Hatcham and the Mazawattee Tea Company in Deptford.

Details:
He was born in Suffolk, prior to enlisting his occupation was a plate layer the South Eastern & Chatham Railway Company. He was the husband of Ada Marie Jay, of 110, Folkestone Gardens, Deptford. They married in Woolwich in the autumn of 1912.

Source:
Service record

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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