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Rifleman Michael Fascione, who served as William Kay, was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, the son of Italian parents Fortunate, a street organist, and Maria Fascione.

Aged 31, Fascione died on 4 April 1918, during Germany's Spring Offensive on the Western Front, while serving with the 9th Battalion, The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade).

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Pozieres Memorial.

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