George Geoffrey May
Born: Sept. 25, 1893
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Died: April 9, 1917 at Vimy
Relation: 1st cousin 2x removed
Enlisted: July 5, 1915 (page 1)
Reg. #: n/a
Regiment: 38th, 77th, 130th, 75th Batt.
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5 – Appointed Lieutenant with 38th Battalion at Ottawa
23 – Transferred to 77th Battalion
24 – Transferred to 130th Battalion
26 – Embarked for Britain from Halifax
6 – Disembarked in Liverpool
24 – Transferred to the 166th Battalion
9 – Transferred to the 12th Reserve Battalion
6 – Transferred to the 75th Battalion
14 – Arrived in France
21 – Joined Unit at Vimy (War Diary entry, also mentioned here)
April 1917 (War Diary Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5)
3 – Relieved by 87th and proceeded to billets at St. Lawrence Huts
8 – Battalion, less “B” Co., moved from huts to Berthonval. Began moving forward into assembly trenches at 8pm. GG May reports to Battalion HQ, Tottenham Tunnel at midnight (War Diary entry)
9 – According to the Roll of Service at the University of Toronto he fell during the assault on Vimy Ridge: The battalion was temporarily held up by uncut wire, and he was bringing up men in support, when he was instantly killed by the concussion of a shell. George Geoffrey May is buried in Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Grave Reference: 1.A.7.
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