I don’t have Jay’s in my family tree but in case anyone is out there searching for them I found an old newspaper clipping in my grandmother Beatrice Jordan’s papers.
The newspaper mentions Mrs. Jay of Cadieux street, Montreal, her son’s names were George Arthur, John and William. The connection to my family is likely George Arthur Jay who with the Signalling Company. My grandfather John Dever was also a Signaller, and George Arthur Jay likely a friend.
Mrs. Jay of 863 Cadieux street, has given her three sons to the Empire’s service, all of whom have appeared in the casualty lists. Reading from left to right they are: Pte. George Arthur Jay, of the 3rd Canadian Divisional Signalling Company, who has just been admitted to hospital suffering from gas poisoning; Pte John Jay, of the R.C.A, now in hospital at Bonscombe; and Sergt. William A. Jay, who went over with the First Contingent, now in the convalescent hospital at Epsom, England. The latter has been wounded four times since going to the front.