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May, Edwin Alfred
The son of a former police sergeant, May spent over forty years in public service. Following his three years as a police magistrate at Tamworth, May was appointed to the position of Sydney City Coroner in May 1928. A year later he was appointed to the additional position of acting Stipendiary Magistrate in the Ryde District. He provoked controversy early in his coronial position when, during an inquest, he suppressed a letter written by the deceased besmirching a living person. May retired in 1932 at the age of 64 and died in 1956 at the age of 84.