Private Alfred Giltrow

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

6 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Tool grinder


Skefko Ball Bearing Co, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

49 High Town Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Cairo General Hospital

Grave Location

Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 21st November 1918
Giltrow memorial

Pte Alfred Giltrow, M/319891, 10th Motor Transport Coy, Army Service Corps, died from tuberculosis in Cairo General Hospital, Egypt, on November 6th, 1918. He had been admitted dangerously ill four days previously.

Alfred was the youngest son of William and Elizabeth Giltrow, of 49 High Town Road, Luton. He had trained at Osterly Park, Hounslow, and three months later was sent to Egypt, arriving at Alexandria in December 1917. He had served in the A.S.C. For a total of a year and four months.

The 25-year-old was formerly employed at the Skefko works in Luton. His military records give his occupation as a tool grinder.

Alfred's death came as a second tragedy in quick succession for his family. Married sister Martha Rayment, of 64 Hastings Street, Luton, had also died, on October 27th, 1918.

Alfred is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

A memorial stone (pictured) at the General Cemetery, Rothesay Road, Luton, commemorates Alfred and also his older brother William George (WR/266190, Royal Engineers Railway Construction Company), who died on January 29th, 1919, at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station at Namur in Belgium.

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Author: Deejaya

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