Private Arthur Walter Aylott

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Sep 1897

Date of Death

17 Feb 1919

Media files and documents

War time / or Pre War occupation

Glass Silverer

Service Number

22450, 5200

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

67 Dumfries Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 5044
Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Arthur Walter Aylott was born in September 1897 to Bransom Aylott & Elizabeth (ne Cook). He had an older sister Lily who was also born in Luton, in 1890.

In 1901 Bransom died & the family was split up. 11 year old Lily went to live with one of her father's sisters, Annie Toyer at 11 New Town Street & 3 year old Arthur went with his mother to live with her parents, Thomas 70 & 71 year old Mary Ann Cook at 10 Upper George Street. Elizabeth is 30 years old & working as a straw hat sewer.

In 1911 family life changed again, Lily is now living with another aunt Sophia Wright, at 27 Hibbert Street & working as a dressmaker. Arthur is a 12 year old school boy & is living with his now widowed grandfather Thomas, 79 at No 8 Ebenezer Street. His grandfather is working as a general labourer.

Between 1911 & 1915 Arthur spent some time in the workhouse before being fostered by Mrs Pipkin.

On 16th August 1915 Arthur enlisted into the Bedfordshire Regiment, at the time he is living with Mrs Pipkin at 67 Dumfries Street. His trade was a glass silverer, he was 19 years old & 5ft 2 3/4 inches tall.

On 1st January 1916 he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps 59th company then posted to France on 24th February of that year but 7 months later on 5th September he was discharged from war service.

Arthur survived the war but died on 17th February 1919 & was buried in the Rothesay Road cemetery.

Individual Location

Author: KarenC

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