Capt Walter May MC

1890 Dec 4. Born Brighton

1911 census With 1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers, A Musician. Born Brighton 1891. This seems to be the right man, but I cannot tie MIC address to any census data.

1914 Aug 14 Lands in France . He must have been a regular soldier.

1914 Dec 23 Married Ada Calderfield

1919 Mar 30. Marriage to Ellen Elsie Banfield in Sussex

1919 Dec 9. . MC Gazetted. Lt. (A./Capt.) Walter May, Ist Bn., L'pool R. For conspicuous gallantry and judgment on 27th September, 1918, in .command of his company in the advance from the Canal du Nord through Orival Wood and thence-down to Lathe Trench. He personally led his men through the under flank machine-gun fire, and pushed on under heavy shell fire to-the trench. His fine example of coolness carried his men forward with him.

1919 Apr 14. L'pool R:—The undermentioned Lts. . relinquish the actg1. rank of Capt.: — : W. May, M.C.

1920 Jan 8. Liverpool Regt. Lt. W. May, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity, and is granted the rank of Capt.

1920 Aug 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 164. Posted to A Coy.

1920 Aug 28 Promoted Section Leader

1920 Nov 10. Permanent Cadet Posted to Kilrush, Clare

1921 20th April . Three attacks at Kilrush: -- The Military Barracks ( the Workhouse), Police Barracks (Toler Street) and the Coastguard Station (Cappa) at Kilrush were simultaneously and unsuccessfully attacked about midnight last night. A Sergeant of the Royal Scots was wounded during a counter-attack. A Sergeant of the R.I.C. was shot dead in Kilrush street and three marines and a soldier of the Royal Scots were captured unarmed in the town.

The Inquest on Sgt McFadden does not cast any light on the movements of DI May that night

1921 Apr 26. Dismissed

1939 Register a Ganger & Labourer living at 62a Beaconsfield Road , Brighton C.B., Sussex, with wife Ellen E May

1981 Jun 13. Died Sussex

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