Also Served: Harry Kaye -
22 Station Rd, Prescot
Private DM2/208822, RASC
Harry Kaye was born in Brighouse, Yorkshire, the eldest son of Ernest and Elizabeth Kaye. The family moved to Prescot in the early 1900's, presumably for work reasons. Whilst Harry's brother David, aged 9 in 1911, was also born in Brighouse, the next brother, Herbert, aged 5, was born in Whiston.Ref. No.:
The 1911 census lists the family living at 39, Warrington Road, Prescot. Harry, then aged 14, is employed as an 'Apprentice to Machine Fitter' at the Wire Works.
He attested for military service at St Helens on 28th January 1916 at St Helens. Aged 19 and single at the time, he was employed as a Mechanical Draughtsman and listed his mother, Elizabeth, as his next of kin. He was immediately posted to the Army reserve and was not mobilised until 22nd August that year.
After training, he left Portsmouth on 22nd August 1917 about the S.S. 'Huntsland' bound for Le Havre, arriving there the following day. He was them attached to the Tanks Corps.
Harry's date of discharge is not clear, but was sometime in 1919. He was entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.