Born: 1900, Ramsgate, Kent.

Died on or since death presumed: 27th May 1918; age 18; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 45740

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Soissons Memorial,




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.


 The Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion:


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