Sunday 3 October 2010

Sergeant Francis Lorne May

Born on 14 August 1894 in Canada - son of Mr. WC May, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the OCG[?] cadets (two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 December 1914 (number 410021) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF - taken on the strength of the 14th Battalion, CEF, on 28 August 1915 - killed in action on 3 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 24-26-28-30), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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