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  • Photograph was published 17th April 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Radford
Fred May was born in 1890 in Radford and was the son of James a furniture remover and the late Mary May née Ibell of 20 Connaught Street, Radford, Nottingham. His father James was born in 1858 in Shalstone, Buckingham and his mother Mary Ibell was born in 1855 in Barton, Hampshire, they were married in 1877 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have the following children, all of whom were born in Nottingham, James Benjamin b1880, John Thomas b1882, Harry b1884, Lily b1888, Fred b1890, Jesse b1893, Joyce Mary b1895 and Edith b1898. His mother Mary was to die in 1909 in Nottingham, she was 55 yrs old. In the 1911 census the family are living at 20 Connaught Street, Radford, Nottingham and are shown as James 53 yrs a widow and a furniture remover, he is living with his daughters Joyce Mary 16 yrs a lace hand and Edith 13 yrs a packer and sorter and his married son Harry 26 yrs a labourer with his wife Emma 27 yrs and their children Prudence 5 yrs Harry Ambrose 4 yrs and James William 4 months. Fred now 23 yrs has left the family home and joined the army in the 1911 census he is shown as a private soldier a cook with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters who are in barracks in England.
He was a career soldier
04 Mar 1917
27
805575 - CWGC Website
10103
Radford Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Fred May, enlisted at Nottingham and served with 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 4th November 1914 and he was killed in action on 4th March 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial,
His brother Lance Corporal Harry May attested on 24th June 1916 and was called up on 1st September 1917, he served with the Royal Engineers, he survived the war and was discharged on 31st January 1919.
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  • Photograph was published 17th April 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Fred May - Photograph was published 17th April 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918