Royston Kennilworth Sydney MAY

MAY, Royston Kennilworth Sydney

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 3 September 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 29 July 1894
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: St Paul's College, Kings School, Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Student of Medicine
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 16 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Manly War Memorial NSW
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 1st Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1914: Involvement 1st Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1914: Embarked 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
15 Mar 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion
15 Mar 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

THE FLAG AT HALF-MAST
The flag at half-mast yesterday at The King's School had reference to the death of Lieut. R. K. S. May. He died of wounds, at Heliopolis. He belonged to the same force there as Lieut. Champion. He left the old School about two years ago, and was studying medicine at St. Paul's when he enlisted. He went to India with the K.S. boys who accompanied the Rev. P. S. Waddy to the Delhi Durbar. News of his death was received on Monday.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Royston Kenilworth Sydney MAY was born in Sydney in 1894

His parents were Sydney John MAY & Margaret Elizabeth RICH

His father Sydney (SN 18126) also served during WW1 in the Australian Army Medical Corp