George Geoffrey May

George Geoffrey May

Soldier’s Details:

Born: Sept. 25, 1893
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Died: April 9, 1917 at Vimy
Relation: 1st cousin 2x removed

Enlisted: July 5, 1915 (page 1)
Married: No
Reg. #: n/a
Regiment: 38th, 77th, 130th, 75th Batt.
Rank: Lieutenant

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July 1915
5 –   Appointed Lieutenant with 38th Battalion at Ottawa

August 1915
23 – Transferred to 77th Battalion

February 1916
24 –  Transferred to 130th Battalion

September 1916
26 – Embarked for Britain from Halifax

October 1916
6   – Disembarked in Liverpool

December 1916
24 – Transferred to the 166th Battalion

February 1917
9   – Transferred to the 12th Reserve Battalion

March 1917
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 1Pt 2Pt 3Pt 4Pt 5)
3   – Relieved by 87th and proceeded to billets at St. Lawrence Huts
   – 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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