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May, Kenneth Ferguson - OBE

Rank : Lieutenant Colonel

Army Number : 15338

Unit : 1/5th Bn

Biography :

Commissioned into The Essex Regiment. Commanded 2/5th Essex in Egypt and captured at El Alamein in Jul 1942. After 14 months as a POW, escaped from Italy and was awarded O.B.E. (L.G. 29.6.1944). Commanded 1/5th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment ('C' Wing 148 pre-O.C.T.U. Training Establishment) 10.9.1944 to 12.8.1946. In group photo he is front row, centre.

Period of Service : 1930s-1945

Conflicts : WW2

Places Served : UK, Egypt, Italy

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