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Francis William May

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1890London
Died  30 Oct 1942(52)


 British Empire Medal (BEM)

Roster information listed for Francis William May

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
BrittanyMotor merchantChief Steward30 Oct 1942 (+)U-509 (1)

Personal information

Son of George and Katherine May, of West Ham, Essex; husband of Dorothy May May, of Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex. His son, Gunner Francis George May, died in the United Kingdom in January 1943.

Francis William May was rescued by HMS Kelantan after the sinking of Brittany , but died from shock and exposure and was buried at sea.

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