John May

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Commander (retired) John May, D.S.O., R.N. (19 October, 1878 – 27 June, 1952) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

May was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1900.

Lieutenant May was appointed in command of the destroyer Ostrich on 3 January, 1905.[1]

May was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1908.[2]

May was granted the acting rank of Commander on 20 February, 1915.

Post-War

May was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 31 March, 1923.

May went to South Africa in 1947.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Joseph Sanders
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
3 Jan, 1905[3] – 6 Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
Walter H. Cowan
Preceded by
Philip H. Waterer
Captain of H.M.S. Sylvia
6 Jan, 1905 – 22 Feb, 1905
Succeeded by
Walter H. Cowan
Preceded by
Charles E. L. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Handy
15 May, 1905 – 23 Aug, 1905
Succeeded by
Henry B. Cox
Preceded by
Lockhart Leith
Captain of H.M.S. Paris
2 Jan, 1916[4] – 22 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hugh L. P. Heard
Senior Officer, Berehaven
3 Aug, 1920 – 9 Oct, 1922
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 7 January, 1905. Issue 37598, col C, p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 63a.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 7 January, 1905. Issue 37598, col C, p. 10.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 401w.