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Ernest Mayo

Surname: Mayo
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Edwin Mayo
Georgina Mayo née Mullins
Annie Maud Mayo née Hillier
Arthur Edwin Mayo
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Rumbolds Road, Shaftesbury
Poole, Dorset

Ernest Mayo was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd September 1898 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 9th September 1898, the son of Edwin Mayo and Georgina Mayo (née Mullins).  He lived nearly all his life in the Shaftesbury area apart from when on Military Service.  By 1911 the family were living at 44 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.   Ernest enlisted and served with the 34th Company of the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 129888).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 15th October 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him boarding at 'Sunnyside, Cornelia Crescent, Poole, Dorset, working as a Painter. He married Annie Maud Hillier in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1925 and by the time of the 1939 Register was living at 25 St. Rumbolds Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, as a General Labourer.  He died in Cann, Shaftesbury, in 1962 and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 26th January 1962.

Ernest's brother Arthur Edwin (b.1895) also served in the war and sadly died in 1917 while serving with the Coldstream Guards in Flanders.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Arthur Edwin Mayo