St. James Street junction with Tanyard Lane

Percy Albert Mayo

Surname: Mayo
Other names: Percy Albert
Other people in this story:
Alfred Mayo
Eva Mayo née Warren
Mildred Kate Mayo née Day
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wandsworth, London
Kempshott Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire
High Street, Shaftesbury
St. James, Shaftesbury
Basingstoke, Hampshire

Percy Albert Mayo was born on 10 March 1895 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised at St. James Church on 7th April 1895, the son of Alfred Mayo and Eva Mayo (née Warren).  He lived with his parents at 93 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, and later at 1 High Street, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted on 20th Nov 1915 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer (Service No. 226291).  On being posted to France on 22 February 1917 he joined the 312th Road Construction Unit and was allotted Service No. WR/22416. He was demobilized on 21st November 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him living back with his parents at 1 High Street, Shaftesbury, described as a Painter (out of work). He married Mildred Kate Day in Wandsworth, London, in 1923.  By the 1939 Register he was living in Oakley Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, working as a Hall Porter and had moved to 105 Kempshott Lane, Basingstoke, by the time he died on 1st December 1949.


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