Claude Boyle May

a Soldier of the Border Regiment / Remembered with Honour
Claude Boyle May
Claude Boyle May
Claude Boyle May

Claude Boyle May
6th Battalion
The Border Regiment

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Rank Captain[1]
Lieutenant[1] / 10 August 1915
Battalion 6th Battalion
Regiment Border Regiment
Theatre(s) of War Balkans / France and Flanders
Decorations Military Cross[1] for actions in France, October 1917
Mention in Dispatches Mentioned in Despatches four times.
Full Name Claude Boyle May
Born 1 June 1891 / Bridgeton, Glasgow[2][3]
Education University of Glasgow / 1910-1914 [4]
Parents James and Elizabeth Glen Boyle May [3] / 47 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, Glasgow
Sibling(s) Two sisters
Nationality Scottish
Casualty Type Commonwealth War Dead
Died 19 November 1917
Age 26 Years
Cause of Death Killed in action
Burial Type Grave / Inscription: Thy Will Be Done
Reference Number XX.B.2.
Resting Place Loos British Cemetery
Commemorated in perpetuity by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Coordinates Latitude: 50.45154 / Longitude: 2.79742
Additional Memorial(s) Claude's name was added to their family grave in Rutherglen Cemetery.
Websites Biography of Claude Boyle May / University of Glasgow
Claude was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, and was educated at Rutherglen Secondary School. He later undertook teacher training at the Glasgow Pupil Teachers’ Institute and the Glasgow Provincial Training College.[3][5][6] Claude was commissioned in 1914 and promoted to Lieutenant on 10 August 1915 just after his arrival at Suvla.
References and notes
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Medal Card of Claude Boyle May. The National Archives. Reference: WO 372/13/183772.
  2. Scotland’s People – record of birth.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Captain Claude Boyle May. The University of Glasgow Story. Accessed 11 May, 2020.
  4. University of Glasgow Roll of Honour. Accessed 11 May, 2020.
  5. Captain T.E. Bjerre is also a student in Glasgow at this time.
  6. Adam Fulton’s reminiscences in the Great War show that he thought May was a "school teacher somewhere in the West of Scotland" prior to military service.
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