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Leonard MAY

Place of birthSingleton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W J May, Dunolly, Singleton, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

'During the attack near Villeret, on 18th September, 1918, he displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty whilst attending to the wounded. In consequence of his excellent organisation for clearing the wounded, he was able to keep in touch with the advance, constantly moving his aid post forward with the barrage, and maintaining liaison with the attacking companies throughout. He showed great disregard of danger under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and by his skill saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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