Frederick Sydney Aylott

Name

Frederick Sydney Aylott

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/08/1918
36

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
103472
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
10th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
VII.A.7B
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in 1882 (listed on index as Sidney Aylott). Baptised as Frederick Sydney Aylott in Holy Trinity Church, Weston on 9 April 1882. Eldest son of Walter and Maria Aylott of Fore Street, Weston. His father was a gamekeeper in the village for Mr Marlborough R Pryor (local landowner of Weston Park). Married Mary Annie Turner on 30 October 1909. They had four children, the youngest born two days after he left for France on his last leave. Frederick was the Captain of Weston Cricket Club. 1911 Census: living in Weston with wife Annie and son Godfrey in Fore Street and working as a Horseman on a farm.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hitchin on 15 December 1914. Gave address on enlistment as the Live and Let Live Public House, Weston. Wounded in action 11 July 1916 with gun-shot wound to the face. Hospitalised for 44 days in Oct/Nov 1917 to City of London Red Cross Hospital, Finsbury Square due to shrapnel in the scalp. Died of gas poisoning at 9.30 am on 18 August 1918 in hospital at Le Treport (on the coast near Dieppe).

Additional Information

Initially enlisted into the Bedfordshire Regt, no. 18329. War gratuity of £17. 10s granted to widow Mary Annie.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer