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William Edward MAY

Regimental number7622
Place of birthGladstone, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Evelyn May, Seventh Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Place of death or woundingCambrai, France
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialHargicourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Row C, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Gladstone War Memorial, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: William and Elizabeth MAY; husband of E. MAY, 12 Cockburn Street, Port Pirie, South Australia. Native of Gladstone, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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