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May, Thomas Radcliffe Agnew (1899-1918)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Thomas Radcliffe Agnew May (1899-1918), born 20 March 1899, younger son of the Rev. Frederick Granville May (1857-1930) (Old Shirburnian) and Dora Katherine May (née Archer) (1855-1949) of Cardynham Rectory, Bodmin, Cornwall. Brother of 2nd Lieutenant Paul Archer May, Devonshire Regiment (d.15.4.1917).


Attended Naish House preparatory school, Burnham.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1913-July 1917; 6th form; House Prefect; 2nd XV rugby football team; sergeant in the Corps.


Entered the Royal Naval Air Service (later the Royal Flying Corps) and was granted a first-class pilot's certificate in June 1917.


WW1, Second Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. Sent to the front on 7 August 1917. Died in Wissant on the morning of 9 August 1918 at 11.20 a.m. from a fracture to the base of the skull and multiple injuries sustained following a fall from a plane at the 4th ASD army base. His body was taken to No.30 General Hospital in Calais and buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte on 13 August 1918, plot number IV. D. 14.


Commemorated at:

Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte on 13 August 1918, plot number IV. D. 14,%20THOMAS%2...


Cardynham War Memorial


Communion Rail in Cardynham Church, Bodmin, Cornwall.


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance. Rev. Granville May and Mrs May donated £7.7s. towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of their son, 2nd Lt. T.R.A. May.


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