Born: 29 July 1894
Died: 16 May 1915
Medical student, St Paul's College, University of Sydney.
Father Sydney John May, a chemist, lived in Mosman (“Cleveden”, Balmoral Avenue, and "Zama", Awaba Street, Mosman). Father also served in WWI, as a dispenser, Australian Army Medical Corps, on transports. Died 13 April 1919. Mother M. May died 19 May 1909. Sisters Phyllis Mary May and Norma Dorothy Hope May
Wounded (bullet, left arm) in the landing at Gallipoli.
Lieutenant Royston Kenilworth Sydney May, reported wounded, is the only son of Mr Sydney May, chemist, Manly. He was born in 1894, educated at King's School, Parramatta, where he was a lieutenant in the school corps, and also the holder of the Burton Exhibition Scholarship. He afterwards joined the 34th Regiment, Newtown, with similar rank. When the war broke out Lieutenant May was in his second year of medicine at St Andrew's College, Sydney University. He was one of the fourteen King's School cadets sent to the Indian Durbar, and formed one of the guard for King George during the picturesque and historic event. Lieutenant May took a keen interest in sport, and is a fine all-round athlete. - Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May 1915.
Died of erysipelas as a result of his wound, at No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt. Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.