The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S G May



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Private Stephen George MAY, 10607, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 14th February 1920, age 24.

Son of George &  Ellen May, 50 Knowles Hill Crescent, Lewisham, London.

Enlisted Lewisham, age 20 years & 129 days, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 133lbs, two moles right shoulder blade. Resided 1, Morden Villa, Courthill Road, Lewisham, London. Formerly biscuit maker.

Home 1st November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 4th December 1918; Home 5th December 1918 to 28th April 1919.

1st November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th February 1916, Witley, overstaying his pass from 11.59pm till 6.00am 8th February 1916, admonished, forfeits 2 days pay; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 7th January 1917, In the Field, disobedience of Battalion Fire Orders, 10 days confined to Barracks; 17th March 1917, wounded, at Duty; 31st July 1917, wounded, gun shot wound face; 1st August 1917, Etaples, 7 Canadian General Hospital, gun shot wound face; 29th August 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 7th September 1917, rejoined Battalion, In the Field; 6th October 1917, 10 days leave to UK; 1st November 1917, with Battalion to Italy; 16th March 1918, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd March 1918, wounded, gun shot wound head & face, posted missing; 29th August 1918, Prisoner of War, Munster, Germany; 5th December 1918, repatriated London; 5th December 1918, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th December 1918 to 31st January 1919, Fulham Military Hospital, abscess left knee: 31st January 1919 to 31st March 1919 granted furlough from Fulham Military Hospital; 31st March 1919, Maidstone, Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment, granted 28 days furlough; 28th April 1919, demobilized.

17th February 1919, Christ Church, Parish of  St Paul, Deptford, Lewisham, London, Stephen George May, age 24, bachelor, Soldier, 35 Brookmill Road, father George May, deceased, carpenter, married Emily Jessie Wolfe, age 23, spinster, 11 Brookmill Road, father William Wolfe, horsekeeper.

29th April 1919, pension awarded of 11/- a week, 40% disablement, (injury left knee, caused by explosion of mine in Germany September 1918, whilst a POW), to be reviewed in 26 weeks, pension expires 28th October 1919; 13th August 1919, medical report, disability now 20%; 25th September 1919, increase current award to 16/- a week from 3rd September 1919 to 28th October 1919, then from 29th October 1919, 8/- a week for 52 weeks.

18th February 1920, First Award to widow - 26/8 a week to widow, 10/- a week for children.

17th January 1921, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Emily Jessie May, 1, Morden Villa, Courthill Road, SE; Child, Stephen George May, born 7th October 1919, 1, Morden Villa, Courthill Road, SE; Father, none; Mother, Allen May, 50 Knowles Hill Crescent, SE; Brothers - none; Sisters - none;

Buried at Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery, B. 960., United Kingdom.

NOTE: not included in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War; but shown on CWGC web site.

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