Arthur May 20 November 1926 - 21 November 1954 Key details Contribute › Service number Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCorporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesArthur AWMM SurnameMay AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth20 November 1926 AWMM Place of birthChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentElectrician AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMNelsonNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesAccidental DeathCause of Death AWMMAccidental death on active service AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served in Kayforce 1951-53, 1953-54Died of complications after a vehicle accident"An immediate increase in the already heavy workload was noticeable, with November 1954 being the company's [10 Company, RNZASC] busiest month since its inception, more than 335,000 task kilometres being clocked up. It was also a bad month in terms of casualties, for both Driver J.E. Burborough and Corporal Arthur May (one of the company's original members) died as a result of vehicle accidents which occurred on successive days." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 358) AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death21 November 1954 AWMM Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Place of deathKorea AWMM Death notesKorea AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameYokohama War CemeteryJapan AWMM Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Arthur May by laying a poppy. Albert James Lidhlam May Alexander May Arthur May Arthur Leo May Charles Edward May Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Arthur May Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMIan McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 358, 372, 408. AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.