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  • Photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 9th February 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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Bath
He was the son of George Henry and Julia Gay and the brother of George, Ernest and Eliza Gay. In 1901 they lived at 3 Summerfield Cottages Chilton Road Bath Somerset. In 1911 Albert was serving with 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) at Gough Barracks, Trimulgherry Deccan, India. His brother, 7082 Private Ernest Gay, 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, was killed on 2 November 1914, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
Albert Gay was a professional soldier.
09 Jan 1915
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859796 - CWGC Website
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Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Albert enlisted in Nottingham on 19th August 1907, he gave his age as 18 yrs and 9 months and his occupation as merchant seaman , he served with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters . He and the battalion had been in India for 5 years when war broke out and they were returned to England. On 5th November the battalion landed at Le Harve joining the British Expeditionary Force. Albert was killed in action on 9th January 1915, his army service record has information of his burial in an orchard at the side of a road near Neuve Chappel, however it would appear this grave was subsequently lost and he has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial Panel Reference: 26 & 27
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 9 February 1915, ‘Pte A Gay, 1st Sherwood Foresters, Ellis Terrace, Northville Street, Nottingham. Killed in action January 9th.’ He was born J/F/M/1890 so may have been 25 when killed.
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  • Photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 9th February 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Albert Daniel Gay - Photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 9th February 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.