1SG Carroll Edwin Kay was born 20 Dec 1892 in Caroline County, Virginia to Edgar B. and Lilly Gray (Ennis) Kay. In 1910 Carroll was working on a locomotive or for the railroad. His father was appointed Postmaster for Delos, Virginia in 1891. On 4 Mar 1918, Carroll married Brooke Tignor in Richmond, Virginia.
1SG Kay was First Sergeant of B Company 116th Infantry when he died of other causes on 4 Feb 1919. The unit was awaiting transportation back to the United States. He probably died of influenza.
1SG Kay was returned to the U.S. and he is buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Bowling Green, Virginia.