BORN HULL 1890. ONLY SON OF FRED BAYS & MARY CARRISON - 3 IVY TERRACE, HODGSON STREET. HE HAD THREE SISTERS, PRUDENCE, MURIEL AND IRENE. EMPLOYED AS A RULLEY MAN. MARRIED APRIL 1915. WIFE MARY ELIZABETH COOK & SON HAROLD (BORN 22/08/1917) LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS. ENLISTED HULL, 11/05/1915. REPORTED WOUNDED AND MISSING 22/03/1918. DIED IN GERMANY AS A PRISONER OF WAR, 17/07/1918, AGED 29. HE IS BURIED IN GERMANY. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE ST MARKS STREET MEMORIAL.
"Hull Daily Mail Family Notice 2, 11 November 1918
BAYS. Died from wounds while prisoner of war in Germany, July 17th 1918. Pte. Harold Bays, East Yorks. We have lost, but Heaven has gained. One of the best the world contained. —From his sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers-in-law, Jack and Alf."
Hull Daily Mail - Family Notice 1, 11 November 1918 • Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, BAYS. —Died of wounds in Germany, July 17th, 1918, Pte. Harold Bays, E.Y.R. Christ. will link the. broken chain closer when meet again—From his sorrowing wife and little son.