Other names: Arthur Edwin
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersTyne Cot Memorial, FlandersLayton Cottages, Layton Lane, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Arthur Edwin Mayo was born on 8th October, 1895 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 29th December,1895. He was the son of Edwin Mayo, a plumber, and Georgina Mayo (née Mullins). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a printer's apprentice and living at 2 Layton Cottages, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 17092). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was presumed killed in action on 17th September 1917 and as his body was not recovered his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders (Panels 9 to 10). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ War Memorials and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. Inside St. James' Church his name also appears on the Roll of Honour and is commemorated on a Stations of the Cross plaque. His mother was eventually in receipt of a pension commencing at 3s. 6d. (17 1/2p) per week. Arthur's brother Ernest (b.1898) also served in the war, with the Machine Gun Corps.