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Stephen John Barry MAY

Regimental number2639
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Address220 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M L May, 220 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(Louverval, 15 April 1917) Courage and valuable services in obtaining ammunition under fire at a critical time.'
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular*Name is Stephan Hampton on RoHc. Recieved the Military Medal
FateDied of wounds 11 May 1917
Place of death or woundingPozi?eres, Somme, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 5B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Katherine MAY; husband of Mrs A. MAY. Native of New South Wales

Military Medal

'At LOUVERVAL, FRANCE, on 15th April 1917, Pte. MAY and Pte. HODGES, at a most critical time and when ammunition was urgently needed, volunteered to go and get same. They had to cross through a bullet swept zone and succeeded in getting a supply forward. The ammunition in his post had been almost expended. Had not the extra supply been brought forward by these men it would have been impossible to stem the enemy advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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