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KAY John Thomas
Private 201724, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 14 July 1917. Enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

KAYE Wilfred
Lance Corporal WR/500279, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died on service 22 October 1918. Aged 33. Born Brighouse, Yorkshire, resident Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Fleetwood, Lancashire. Husband of Ann Elizabeth Kaye, of 55, Closes Rd., Brighouse, Yorks. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row AA. Grave 19.
Private 11460, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 4 August 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Keate, of 81, Central Beach, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 32 and 33.
KEIR Allan
Private 306514, 1st/7th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 1 September 1918. Aged 24. Born Oldham, Lancashire, resident and enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of Allen and Annie Keir, of 53, Freckleton St., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 27 to 30.
KEMP Harry
Private 241879, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 9 September 1917. Aged 34. Born Norton, Hertfordshire, enlisted Blackpool. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 33.
KENNY James William
Private M/338126, M.T., Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10 January 1919. Aged 32. Son of James and Alice Kenny; husband of Matilda Kenny, of 26, Duke St., South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section M. Grave 222.
KER Joseph Hugh
Private M/2/102180, 621 Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 18 November 1918. Resident Blackpool. Born 15 September 1894. Son of Hartness and Annie Ker, of 26, Hesketh Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool. Attededing Bispham Endowed School in 1905. Attested 1 June 1915 at Grove Park, aged 20 years 8 months. Discharged 7 February 1917 being no longer physically fit for war service due tom the loss of his left leg, aged 22 years 5 months, height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 37 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Motor Driver by trade. Intended place of residence 42 Heskith Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool. Served in France 11 August 1915 to 29 August 1916. Admitted to hospital 24 August 1916 when his left leg was amputated due to severe injuries caused by a high explosive shell, transferred to England 29 August 1916. Amputation 4 inches above knee and an artifical limb was supplied. Issued Silver War badge 48984 10 February 1917. Buried in BISPHAM (ALL HALLOWS) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Section/Plot B. Grave 145.
Private 24396, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Born Sale, Cheshire, enlisted Blackpool. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 14.
Private 24618, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 October 1918. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Formerly 20762, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
KIRKHAM William Taylor
Corporal 19870, 1st Cavalry Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 12 April 1917. Born Poulson, Rawcliffe, Lancashire and enlisted Preston, Lancashire. Son of Mr Kirkham, of 10, Charles Street, Blackpool. Admitted to 4th Stationary Hospital with influenza 1915, aged 34, discharged 31 August 1915. Previously served in South Africa, attested 10 July 1901 at Preston, aged 20 years 7 months, a Painter by trade, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 119lbs, chest 32 inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, dishcarged 12 September 1902 on termination of engagement. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section O. Grave 76.
Private 243052, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 11 March 1917. Aged 35. Son of Samuel Kirkman, of The Fields, Oakenbottom Rd., Bolton. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 14.

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