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Royal Naval Biography/May, William


Was made a lieutenant in 1798; presented with the Turkish gold medal for his services during the Egyptian; campaign; and promoted to the rank of commander, on his arrival in England with despatches from Rear-Admiral Sir Richard J. Strachan, announcing the reduction of the island of Walcheren, in Aug. 1809; on which occasion he was recommended to the Admiralty “as an officer of merit.” He married, Jan. 1st, 1814, Miss Flamark, of Newton-Abbott, co. Devon.