|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, W J Mays, Fire Station, Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 8th Bn, Anzac, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 7 April 1916 (influenza); rejoined Bn, Fery Post, 15 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten notation on B103: 'No trace of Grave on Research'.
Note, Red Cross File No 1750409: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MAYS William Henry John
Red Cross File No 1750409