MILITARY PHOTOS from Fred MAY's ALBUMS
My maternal great uncle Major Frederick Farrer MAY (also spelled Frederic Farrar MAY) was a Canadian who served in the Great War (WWI) with the 26th New Brunswick Battalion CEF. Born 18 Oct 1883 in Charlottetown PEI, he attended military school at a young age, and had 17 years of previous military experience with the Charlottetown Engineers (5 years), the 4th C A (2 years), and the 62nd Regiment (10 years). He enlisted in St John New Brunswick on 2 Nov 1914 with the rank of Captain. He was seriously wounded on 1 Nov 2015 after only about one and a half months on the front lines near Ypres Belgium. Upon recovery, he continued to serve on the home front as Deputy Chief Recruiting Officer for New Brunswick.
Fred had his own camera by at least 1918 and, in true military fashion, organized and preserved his photos in albums, many with neatly-scribed captions (especially those involving his military career). He included other official photos as well.
Scanning is now in process, and it is my goal to share his military photos on this page as they become available. Some of his family-related photos can be found elsewhere on this site: on the surname pages, within some of the family tree reports, and in some of the blog postings relating to the ANDREW and RICHARDSON lines.
Major Fred F MAY's story has now been posted on my blog.
These photos may be used for individual family and/or military research as long as full credit is included. Please contact us if you find these photos of interest or have further information to share.
Captain Fred MAY is second from the right, shown with his fellow officers of the
Canadian 26th Battalion before leaving New Brunswick for England.
26th Battn. Officers, 4/15. (Left to Right) :
Capt. A.O. Dawson, Capt. Alex McMillan, Major A.E.G. McKenzie, Lt. E. Alban Sturdee, Lt. Col. J.L.McAerty, O.C. Capt. (Rev.) E.B. Hooper, Capt. W.R. Brown (Adjutant), Capt. F.F. May, and Lt. Gordon M. Johnston.
(From Fred MAY’s photo albums, in his own handwriting.)
MORE PHOTOS COMING SOON.
Further information on the "Fighting Canadian 26th Battalion, CEF", visit The Lost Valley Blog by Ronald J Jack.
WWI - New Brunswick, Canada - Military Photos
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