Sapper George H May

25 Sep 1944

George Harold May was born in Canada and lived in south east London. He enlisted into the Royal Engineers and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sapper May successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 9 (Airborne) Field Company, Royal Engineers. He took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Spr May’s body was found near the harbour of the Hevea rubber factory on the northern bank of the river Rhine at Heveadorp on 1 August 1945. His remains were buried in a field along Hoofdlaan, near the junction with Kneppelhoutweg, and were re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 6 September 1945. He died between 25 and 26 September, aged 22.

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