Names on St. James' War Memorial 2

Arthur Edwin Mayo

Surname: Mayo
Other names: Arthur Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Mayo
Georgina Mayo née Mullins
Ernest Mayo
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders
Layton Cottages, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury

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.  

  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Arthur Mayo plaque in St. James' Church
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1
  • St. James, Shaftesbury 4

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Ernest Mayo