Mark William May was born on 23 May 1898 in Young, NSW, son of Mark May and Mary Clark. He married Emily May Chaplin (1902-89) on 20 August 1921 in Sydney, NSW and they had a son and a daughter. May died on 13 March 1970, late of Cronulla, aged 71 years and he was cremated at Woronora Crematorium. He lived at 61 Hansard Street Alexandria (1930).
Occupation & interests
May enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in World War 1 on 24 May 1916 and embarked with 54th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 25 October 1916 on board HMAT ’Ascanius’ . He returned to Australia and was discharged on 16 September 1919.
Mark William May was a member of Bexley and Cronulla RSL Clubs. May was a disciple of J T Lang though in reality there was little difference between Lang and Official Labor. And like other Labor aldermen had strong links with the union movement and was anti-communist.
Local government service
Mark William May was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1928-1931.
‘Yesterdays Elections’, The Sunday Times, 2 December 1928, p. 2, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122812515
Australian War Memorial, https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1907650