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L/17002   Private Alexander Maye
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Reserve Cavalry Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/05/1897
Died: 21/03/1919 (Died of Illness)
Age: 21
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Alexander Maye was the son of John and Alice May. John May and Alice Morgan were married on 31st October 1879 in the district of Cookstown.
The family name was initially spelt May. However, by 1911, the spelling had changed to Maye. Because ‘Maye’ is on the headstone, this spelling has been chosen.
Alexander Maye was born on 16th May 1897. He was one of at least twelve children, all born in the in the Brockagh – Stewartstown area.
Known family: John Maye, Alice Maye, Annie Kate Maye (born 25th December 1880), Mary Maye (born 29th November 1883), James Maye (born 15th February 1886), Sarah Maye (born 30th October 1887), John Maye (born 6th May 1889), Alice Maye (born 20th March 1891), Margaret Maye (born 12th January 1894), Ellen Maye (born 21st January 1896), Alexander Maye (born 16th May 1897), Patrick Maye (born 13th April 1899), Peter Maye (born 8th March 1901), Joseph Maye (born 27th December 1904).
The 1901 census shows 3 year old Alexander May living with the family at 3 in Drumhubbert, Ballyclog, County Tyrone. His father John was an agricultural labourer.
The 1911 census records that the family now lived at Clintycracken, Mountjoy, Tyrone. Alexander was 14 years old and still at school. Alexander’s father had died.
Alexander Maye enlisted on 10th February 1919.
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.
His remains were brought home and Private Maye is buried in Mountjoy Roman Catholic Churchyard. He is buried in the family plot. He is not named, nor is there a CWGC gravestone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Drumhubbert, Ballyclog Coalisland Census listing in Drumhubbert, Ballyclog 54.57236 -6.614285
2 Clintycracken, Mountjoy Coalisland Census listing in Clintycracken 54.553648 -6.627531
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
31/10/1879 M Morgan Alice Parent M/1879/L1/2533/3/71B
31/10/1879 M May John Parent M/1879/L1/2533/3/71A
25/12/1880 B May Kate Sibling U/1881/101/1009/8/59
29/11/1883 B May Mary Sibling U/1884/110/1012/13/131
15/02/1886 B May James Sibling U/1886/101/1009/9/152
30/10/1887 B May Sarah Sibling U/1887/101/1009/9/359
06/05/1889 B May John Sibling U/1889/101/1009/10/28
20/03/1891 B May Alice Sibling U/1891/101/1009/10/217
12/01/1894 B May Margaret Sibling U/1894/101/1009/11/3
21/01/1896 B May Ellen Sibling U/1896/101/1009/11/187
16/05/1897 B May Alexander Casualty U/1897/110/1012/19/409
13/04/1899 B May Patrick Sibling U/1899/101/1009/11/490
08/03/1901 B May Peter Sibling U/1901/101/1009/12/159
27/12/1904 B May Joseph Sibling U/1905/110/1012/22/279
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists May family Lists Alexander as age 3 living with the family at house 3 in Drumhubbert, Ballyclog, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Maye family Lists Alexander as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Clintycracken, Mountjoy, Tyrone
3 British soldiers died in Ireland Details of death
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Alexander Maye's headstone can be purchased here.
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