Arthur William May

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Sir Arthur William May, 1917.
Portrait: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Surgeon Vice-Admiral SIR Arthur William May, K.C.B., K.H.P., D.L., F.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., Royal Navy (18 June, 1854 – 20 April, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On the occasion of King George V's birthday in 1914, May was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 22 June, 1914.[1]

May died at Tremeer, St. Tudy, Cornwall, on 20 April, 1925, aged seventy.[2]


"Sir A. W. May" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 22 April, 1925. Issue 43942, col B, p. 19.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir James Porter
Medical Director-General
11 May, 1913[3]
Succeeded by
Sir William H. Norman


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28842. p. 4876. 22 June, 1914.
  2. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Tuesday, 22 April, 1925. Issue 43942, col B, p. 1.
  3. May Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/10. f. 142.