From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
- COMRADES KILLED.
- BURRUMBEET. Sunday.
- A gloom was cast over Burrumbeet on Thursday afternoon, when it became known that two of its young men, Lce-Cpl James Kay and Pte Jack Lamb, had been killed in action in France. They enlisted together, trained together, and were both killed on the same day, 29th September. The trees planted for them in the Avenue of Honor on the Burrumbeet road stand side by side. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents of each soldier...'
- …In the United Kingdom of Great Britain there were few homes today where there were not aching hearts owing to the mighty brave and true who had fallen in the defence of our Empire. And now it was Australia's turn to lament, for nearly everywhere some friends had gone. We were beginning as never before to realise the horrors and tragedy of war. Behold how the mighty have fallen! Among them were two young men who associated with that congregation. Gunners J. Kay and J. Lamb sometime ago heard the call of the Empire, and responded to that call, believing that it was their duty to do so. They went to school together, were close companions during their young manhood here, enlisted at the same time, went through their training together, sailed for the distant field of duty together, side-by-side on the bloodstained battlefield. They lived and fought and died together. He noticed that their names were together on the Avenue of Honor between there and Ballarat. David might have said of them as he did of Saul and Jonathan, they were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths they were not divided. These two affectionate sons and brothers, and brave, true soldiers of our beloved, king, had paid the supreme sacrifice. For greater love, saith He, Hath, no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends…