Alexander Maye was the son of John and Alice May. He was born on 16th May 1897. He was one of at least twelve children, all born in the in the Brockagh – Stewartstown area. His father John was an agricultural labourer. Private Alexander Maye was serving with the Reserve Cavalry Regiment when he died of influenza / pneumonia at the Curragh Camp Military Hospital at Naas, County Kildare on 21st March 1919.