Hector KayHector KAY  VX 24042
Date of Birth:  12 May 1901

One of the members of the 2/22nd Battalion was Private Hector Kay of Kerang, Victoria.

Hec (as he was known) was born in England and came to Australia in 1923.  He worked in the Pyramid district constructing irrigation channels with a team of horses and scoop.

Later he formed a partnership, Kay & Potts, with his brother in law George Potts.  Kay & Potts dealt in farm machinery and produce from premises on the corner of Scoresby and Victoria Streets in Kerang, now the Kerang Authorised Newsagency.  Hec never married and with the outbreak of World War 2 enlisted in the AIF aged 39.

Contributed by Hec Kay’s nephew, Ross Hall.