Archibald Lawrence “Archie” Hay

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Archibald Lawrence “Archie” Hay

Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Death 27 Sep 1918 (aged 25)
Meuse, Departement de la Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot ROE_68_10_3
Memorial ID 76588433 · View Source
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Rock Springs Miner no. 45 November 08, 1918

The reality of the war has been brought home to the people of Rock Springs very forcibly within the past few days by the news that several boys were wounded, that Robert Anderson was missing, and by a telegram which arrived about eight o’clock Wednesday night stating that Archie Hay had been killed in action on October 5th. While there is hope for the boys who are wounded or missing, the words “killed in action” come with such a hopeless shock that the blow seems hard to bear.

Archie hay was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hay, and was born in Rock Springs twenty-five years ago last September.

Archie was a boy who was loved and respected by the whole community. Rock Springs was proud of him as an example of a boy, born and raised here, who had grown into manhood unspoiled, unaffected and in the best sense of the word a gentleman. After finishing school, he went to work in the Rock Springs national Bank and had worked his way fro the bottom up to the position of assistant cashier.

Then the war came and he left with the first contingent of Sweetwater county boys for American Lake. There he took up the life of a soldier with the same thoroughness that he showed everywhere. Returning home on a furlough he seemed so strong and cheerful and willing to do his part that the general comment was—“a splendid boy.” He had been in France for about three months and the last word that came from him said that he had been promoted and was a sergeant. He said he was well and happy, and ready to go on to Berlin.

We do not know how Archie met his death, but we do know that he met it bravely and cheerfully, full of courage and doing his duty. He had lived a good life, he had fought a good fight and he has entered into rest eternal.

To his bereaved parents, to his aged grandmother, to his brothers, sisters and relatives, the sympathy of the whole community goes out in their sorrow.

Company G, 362 Infantry, 91st Division, U.S. Army

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  • Maintained by: Angela Cable
  • Originally Created by: rocksprings
  • Added: 16 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 76588433
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Archibald Lawrence “Archie” Hay (16 Sep 1893–27 Sep 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 76588433, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .