DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER
In Memory of
W T BAY
5th Bn., Machine Gun Corps
who died on
Monday 30 September 1918 .
THILLOY ROAD CEMETERY, BEAULENCOURT, Pas de Calais, France
Here are some pics of my great grandfather who perished in the "Fields of Flanders". A proud member of the British Army. He was in the machine gun corps, from a regiment formed in London.
My cousin visited his grave a few years ago, perhaps the only one of our family to ever do so.
He met his fate on Sept 30 1918. My grandmother claimed that he had been wounded in action a few days before and died of wounds made worse from exposure and delay being brought to the field hospital.
The picture of the card, is possibly among the last he sent back home. Probably sums up the feeling for all the soldiers of both armies who had to fight in those wretched trenches.