Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 30th November 1917; age 32; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; service Number: 41415

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion.

Formerly 6680, Cambridgeshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Panel 7 & 8,

Cambrai Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert James & Eliza May, of The Mount, Ipswich.




1891   74, New Cut West, Ipswich.


Robert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert James May, 31, a Fishmonger, born Ipswich.

Eliza May (nee Halls), 33, born Ipswich.

Joseph May, 4, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Lucy May, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1901   36, Wingfield Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 15 years old, a Tailor’s Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 41, a Hassock Maker – Mats – own account.

Eliza, 42.

Joseph, 14, an Errand Boy.

Charlotte, 10.

Rose May, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   6, The Mount, Ipswich.


Frederick was 24 years old, an Agent – Insurance Co. – own account.

Robert, 50, an Upholster.

Eliza, 53.

Joseph, 22, a Warehouseman – General Furnishers.

Lottie, 20, a Domestic General Servant.

Rose, 16, a Domestic General Servant.

Robert is also remembered on St. Mary le Elm church Memorial Ipswich


Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion






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