Born: 1900, Ramsgate, Kent.
Died on or since death presumed: 27th May 1918; age 18; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 45740
Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Norah Lay, of 47, All Saints Road, Ipswich.
1901 Chelsea Villa, Dundonald Road, Ramsgate, Kent.
Thomas was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.
John Hastings Lay, 35, a Tailor’s Cutter, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Norah Lay (nee Baylis), 36, born Colwell, Hertfordshire.
Ada Dorothy Lay, 8, born Brighton, Sussex.
Norah Alice Lay, 5, born Brighten.
Percy Hastings Lay, 3, born Nunhead, Southwark.
Thomas’s father John Hastings Lay died, 1906, Ipswich.
Thomas is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich, War Memorial.
The Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion: