Charles Aylett

Name

Charles Aylett
1 May 1890

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/03/1917
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
201293
Essex Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY
Panels 33 to 39.
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Bishop's Stortford Town Memorial, Standon War Memorial, St Mary’s Church Memorial, Standon, Puckeridge Memorial Plaque, Standon Village Hall, Standon

Pre War

Charles Aylett was born 1 May 1890 to William Aylett and Mary Ann Brazier in Bishop's Stortford, Herts and baptised on 26 October 1890 at St Michaels, Bishop's Stortford. On the 1911 Census he was living at 1 Basbow Lane, Bishop's Stortford with his family and working as a Grocers' Porter. He married Maude Warner in late 1912.  They had  3 children, Dorothy, Beatrice and Doiran Bruce.

Wartime Service

Charles Aylett was killed during the First Battle of Gaza against the Turks.  Casualties were high for the 4th Essex with 9 officers and 49 other ranks being killed,  12 Officers plus 322 other ranks wounded and 74 missing. He also served under reg. No. 3980

Additional Information

His widow Maude received a war gratuity of £3 and pay owing of £1 19s 6d. In 1924, she married Mark Wren, hence the Commonwealth War Graves Commission names Mrs Maude R M Wren (formerly Aylett) of Bank Cottages, Puckeridge on the website entry for Charles Aylett.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Di Vanderson, Jonty Wild