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VC546   Henry May

BORN   29 July 1885

DIED   26 July 1941  AGE   55

VC Won    22 October  1914   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Near La Boutillerie, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Henry May  No.  7504

VC Issue No.   546   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Glasgow Infirmary, Riddrie, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Riddrie Park Cemetery, Cumbernauld Road, Provanmill, Glasgow, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   29 July 1941

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section B, Lair 146

Gazetted   19 April 1915

VC Presented   12 August 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Riddrie Park Cemetery, Cumbernauld Road, Provanmill, Glasgow, Scotland

Memorial on paving, Main Square, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland

P  Victoria cross memorial, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Peoples Palace Museum, Glasgow Green, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland

By The Way…

A new headstone was erected in 2006

VC Held By

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regimental Museum, Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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Thank you to Michael, Kate & Ruth Pagan for photos in Glasgow

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