Clement Reginald MAY

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MAY, Clement Reginald

Service Number: SX17337
Enlisted: 12 February 1942, Wayville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Balaklava, South Australia, 7 August 1921
Home Town: Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea, 17 October 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Section E. Plot E. Row B. Grave 4
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava District WW2 Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Memorial, Minlaton War Memorial WW2
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World War 2 Service

12 Feb 1942: Enlisted Private, SN SX17337, Wayville, South Australia
17 Oct 1943: Involvement Private, SN SX17337, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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"HEROES OF THE EMPIRE

MAY.— In loving memory of our dear son. SX17337, Pte. Clem R. May, who died of wounds, Finschhafen. October 17, 1943. A brave and beautiful young life given to help set Australia free. — Sadly missed by his father, mother, brother and sister." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 17 Oct 1945 (nla.gov.au)