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Stanley May

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    May AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Stan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 463397 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 34 Connaught Terrace, Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs F.M. May (wife), 68 McDonald Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 463397 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Stan May was posted to Egypt in 1943, where he became a musician in the 6th Infantry Brigade.

    Stan May is quoted in the Auckland War Memorial Museum exhibit: 'Slogging up Italy' of 'Scars on the Heart', "I have been appointed leader of our dance orchestra of 8 players, we have done a lot of work, playing for dances for nurses, and for officers, etc.", and "Italy is about twice as hilly as N. Z., so you will realise it is a very difficult country to conquer quickly." AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.132 AWMM
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