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George Neville MAY

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Surname: MAY

Forename(s): George Neville

Place of Birth: Brighton, Sussex

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 87th Siege Battery

Division: ---

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1918-05-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Officers, B. 10. 13.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---



Additional Information:

George Neville May (born 7 September 1883) was the son of Herbert and Sarah Anne May, née Cobbett. Both parents were born in St James' Parish, London, Middlesex.

1891 Surbiton, Surrey Census: Gilamont House - George N. May, aged 7 years, born Brighton, Sussex, son of Herbert May, widower.

1901 Porthcurno, Cornwall Census: Telegraph Station - George N. May, aged 17 years, born Brighton, Sussex. Telegraphist.

George was married to Violet Castilla Matthews in 1910. Violet was the sister of Major Harold Carey Matthews (q.v.).

1911 Hoylake, Cheshire Census: Wensleydale, Parkway, Meols - George Neville May, aged 27 years, born Brighton, Sussex, husband of Violet Castilla May.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt George N. May, R.G.A. D. of wds. 29.5.18. Correspondence: Application for War Medals 20.2.21 by A.L. Matthew. Address: Mrs. G.N. May, Thornton Hall, Aysgarth, Yorks.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Capt G.N. May, R.G.A. D. of W. 29.5.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Not identified.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Surname: MAY

Forename(s): George Neville





Rank: Capt (Tp)

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery



Died Date: 29/05/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War:

Notes: (243 Sge Bty att 87 Sge)

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Surname: MAY

Forename(s): George Neville

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit: 343rd Siege Bty.

Age: 34


Died Date: 29/05/1918

Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Sarah Ann May, of Surbiton, Surrey; husband of Violet C. May, of Thornton Hall, Aysgarth, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HUSBAND OF VIOLET CASTELLA MAY LATE OF LEYBURN, YORKSHIRE)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


MAY George Neville of Thornton Hall Aysgarth Yorkshire captain R.G.A. died 29 May 1918 in France Administration London to Violet Castilla May widow. Effects £431 16s.


MAY Violet Castilla of 5 Seymour Avenue Heysham Lancashire widow died 24 February 1962 Probate York 4 April to Barclays Bank Limited. Effects £2777 14s.

DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 – Part Four

MAY, GEORGE NEVILLE, Capt., 343rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, s. of Herbert May, of The Wilderness, Ramsdell, co. Hants, by his wife, Sarah Anne, dau. of Arthur Cobbett; b. Brighton, co. Sussex, 7 Sept. 1883; educ. Lancing College; volunteered for active service after the outbreak of the war in Aug. 1914, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Garrison Artillery 19 Jan. 1915, being promoted Lieut. in Sept. 1917; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1916, and died at Rouen 29 May, 1918, of wounds received in action near Doullens three days previously. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. His Commanding Officer wrote: “He had been in my battery nearly a year, and was one of the best officers whom it had been my pleasure to serve with, extremely capable and popular with both officers and men.” He m. at Leyburn, co. York, 7 Sept. 1910, Violet Cartilla [sic] (Thornton Hall, Aysgarth, co. York), yr. dau. of Frederick William White Matthew, of Low Hall, Sunnington [Sinnington], J.P., and had a dau., Pamela Cartilla [sic], b. 5 May, 1918.




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