Private Percy White May
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 32706

Battalion : 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Tupton, Derbyshire and lived at Pilsley, Derbyshire. Son of John Stanley and Mary Ellen May, of Garth House, Pilsley, Chesterfield. He was a lace draughtsman prior to enlisting at Ilkeston. He was killed in action, 16th June 1916, age 27, whilst serving in the line near Givenchy, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-lAvoue, France.
Plot 3, Row G, Grave 31.


His brother Private Joseph Stanley May, 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-lAvoue, France.
Photograph of name or grave not yet obtained.
Private Private Percy White May is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Mary's Church Lychgate War Memorial, Pilsley, Derbyshire.