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Douglas George MAY

Regimental number6558
Place of birthNewlyn, Victoria
SchoolNewlyn State School and Ballarat High School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressThe Elms, Newlyn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George May, 'The Elms,' Newlyn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIX, Row H, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria. Also commemorated in Creswick Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: George and Elizabeth (d. 15 November 1928, aged 63; bu. Creswick) MAY, Newlyn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7986 Driver Archie MAY, 18th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919; [6559] Lt Henry Vickery MAY, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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