Cecil Wakeford May

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Commander Cecil Wakeford May, (9 June, 1899 – 27 February, 1942) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

May was killed when the destroyer Electra was sunk under his command at the Battle of Java Sea.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas L. Alkin
Captain of H.M.S. Skate
18 Dec, 1930[1]
Succeeded by
Humphrey G. Scott
Preceded by
James G. W. Deneys
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
15 Dec, 1933[2]
Succeeded by
Gerald B. Roope
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Foresight
17 May, 1935[3]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey H. Birley
Preceded by
Stuart A. Buss
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
28 Jan, 1941 – 27 Feb, 1942
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 270.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 288.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 240.