|This cabinet photograph of No. 5637 Lance Corporal E. May of "E" Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Scots is an example of one
of those strange instances where just about everything a researcher could hope to find written on the back of the photograph is
there - soldier's number, name, company, battalion, regiment and date - but still all attempts to research this soldier further has
drawn a complete blank. All of my efforts to find his service records have come up empty handed.
In this photograph May wears two Long Service & Good Conduct Stripes on the left cuff of his white tropical tunic. These stripes
are surmounted by crossed rifle marksman's badge. These two LS&GC stripes indicate that May had already served at least five
years with the colours when this photograph was taken.
F. B. Stewart - Photographer