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Kay, Sylvius Clarence (1915–1948)

from Border Watch (SA)

Mr. Sylvius Clarence Kay, who was accidentally killed when a jeep overturned on the Kersbrook-Williamstown road on September 2, was the youngest son of Mr. Francis Kay, of Adelaide, formerly of Mt. Burr, and the late Mrs. Kay.

He was educated at Millicent High School and Adelaide High and obtained his B.Sc., degree at Adelaide University, and after completing his studies at the Forestry School, Canberra, was stationed at Penola forest.

At the time of his death he was in charge of the Woods and Forests Department at Mt. Crawford, near Williamstown.

He enlisted in the R.A.A.F. and at one stage took part in the thrilling air-sea rescue of a Liberator bomber crew south of Timor late in 1943.

His wife was formerly Miss Stella Peters, of Tantanoola, whom he married in 1943. Besides his widow, he leaves two sons, James (5), and Richard (2).

He was 33 years of age.

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'Kay, Sylvius Clarence (1915–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/kay-sylvius-clarence-18346/text29976, accessed 20 September 2017.

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