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AYLING, C. H. J., A.B., Royal Navy. He was serving at the outbreak of war in H.M.S. "Colne," having joined the Royal Navy when sixteen years of age. In 1915 he sailed to the Dardanelles, and was wounded in July 1915, during operations there. On recovery he was transferred to H.M.S. "Sheldrake," which vessel was torpedoed off Malta in September 1916. Fortunately rescued he was afterwards posted to H.M.S. "Versatile," and served aboard that vessel in the North Sea until the end of the war. Demobilised in February 1919, he holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
1, Colwick Street, Deptford, S.E.8.
AYLING, F., Staff-Sergt., R.G.A. He volunteered in October 1914, and landing in France in the following October served in various parts of the line for over four years. During this period he was in action in the Battles of Loos, St. Eloi, Albert, Vermelles, the Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, Arras, Bullecourt, Messiues, and was wounded at Cambrai. Treated in hospital in France he rejoined his Battery, fought in the second Battle of the Somme, and at Amiens and other places in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He returned home for demobilisation in April 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Banstead Street, Nunhead, S.E.15.
AYLING, F. A., Rifleman, 3rd Rifle Brigade. Enlisting in October 1913, he was stationed at Cork when war broke out, and drafted to the Western Front in August 1914, fought in the Battles of the Aisne, Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos, and Laventie, and was twice wounded in December 1915. In January 1916, he proceeded to Salonika, and whilst in the Balkans saw service during the Offensive on the Doiran front, and in the Advance on the Struma, and returned to France in the following November. He was in action in the Battles of Beaumont-Hamel, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Cambrai, the Somme, and in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and after the Armistice was retained on special duties for upwards of two years. Demobilised in October 1920, he holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
346, Commercial Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
AYLWARD, A. E., Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Engaged as a shell-examiner at Woolwich Arsenal from April 1915, he was sent to America in 1916, on special duties in connection with the purchase of munitions, and joined the Army in October 1918. Owing to unfitness for active service, he was not sent overseas, but served with his Battalion at Falmouth until discharged on medical grounds in February 1919.
48, Hill Street, Peckham, S.E.15.
AYLWARD, C. J., A.B., Royal Navy. Volunteering in September 1914, he was posted to H.M.S. "Lancaster," which vessel, attached to the Grand Fleet, was engaged on patrol duties in the North Sea. In 1915, his ship was employed on similar duties in Canadian waters until the end of hostilities. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 25, Croft St., Deptford, S.E.8.
AYLWARD, H. S., Petty Officer Steward, R.N. He joined in December 1916, after having served in the Mercantile Marine, and was posted to H.M.S."Sandfly." Attached to the Grand Fleet his ship was engaged on patrol duties in the North Sea, and other waters, and had several encounters with hostile craft. He also served in other vessels, and did good work until the end of hostilities, and demobilised in February 1919, holds the General Service and Victory Medals, and also the Mercantile Marine War Medal.
32, Seymour Street, Deptford, S.E.8.
AYLWARD, W., Corporal, R.F.A. A serving soldier, having enlisted in 1913, he was mobilised when war broke out, and landing in France shortly afterwards fought in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne. He was also in action at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos, the Somme Offensive, Vimy Ridge, Messines, Cambrai, and in many engagements during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. Proceeding into Germany after the Armistice he served with the Army of Occupation for several months and returned from Cologne for demobilisation in September 1919. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Bevington Street, Bermondsey, S.E.16.
AYLWARD, W. G., Pte.,9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. He volunteered in August 1914, and served with his Battalion at home until February 1916, when he was drafted to the Western Front. There he was in action in the Battles of the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, and Cambrai. He was also in action in the German Offensive, and was wounded on March 21st, 1918, and admitted to hospital. After the Armistice he proceeded into Germany, and was stationed at Cologne. He was demobilised on returning to England in April 1919, but re-enlisted in the following August, and was sent to Palestine, where in 1920, he was still serving. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
48, Hill Street, Peckham, S.E.15.
AYRES, A. J., Gunner, R.F.A. Volunteering in February 1915, after thirteen years service in the Royal Navy prior to the war, he completed his training and was engaged on important duties with his Battery. He rendered valuable services, but was unable to obtain his transfer overseas before hostilities concluded, owing to medical unfitness, and was demobilised in December 1919.
38, Barsett Road, Nunhead, S.E.15.
AYRES, E. A., L/Corporal, R.A.O.C. Previously engaged on work of National importance in a Naval Dockyard, he joined the Army in September 1917, and a month later crossed to the Western Front. Serving at Le Havre, and other bases he was engaged on important duties in the saddlers' stores, and did excellent work until the termination of hostilities. He returned home for demobilisation in August 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
118, Shardeloes Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
AYRES, W. J., Rflmn., 8th London Regt. (P.O. Rifles). Joining in October 1916. he embarked for France in the following February, and was in action in several engagements in the Somme sector. Reported missing on October 30th, 1917, he was afterwards presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."
25, Alexis Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
AYTON, R. G., Driver, R.F.A. He volunteered in April 1915 on attaining military age, and was drafted overseas in the following November. Engaged with his Battery on the Western Front he was in action in the Battles of Ypres (I, II, and III), St. Eloi, Hill 60, Loos, the Somme, and Arras, and owing to illness was admitted to hospital for treatment. On recovery he served in operations until the cessation of hostilities, and returning home for demobilisation in May 1919, holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
47, Bell's Garden Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
AYTON, W., L/Corporal, Northamptonshire Regt. Enlisting in March 1899, and having served in the Boer War, he was mobilised from the Army Reserve when war broke out and embarked for France shortly afterwards. He was in action in the Battles of the Marne, and Neuve Chapelle, and was gassed at Sailly. Sent to hospital in France he was afterwards transferred to Cambridge for further treatment, and was eventually invalided out of the Service in July 1915. He holds the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals in addition to the Queen's and King's South African Medals (with five clasps).
20, Oswyth Road, Camberwell, S.E.5.
BABBEGE, S. J., Sergt., R.G.A. He was already serving in Ireland, when war was declared in August 1914, and was immediately sent to the Western Front, where he fought in the Battle of Mons. After taking a prominent part also in the Battle of the Marne, he was wounded in action at Ypres, and was invalided home, serving later as an Instructor at various stations. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and in 1920 was still with his Battery in Ireland.
15, Ulverscroft Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
BABINGTON, H. A., Driver, R.A.S.C. Mobilised at the commencement of hostilities, he was sent to France and fought in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battle of the Aisne. In 1915 transferred to Salonika he was engaged in heavy fighting on the Struma, and in other parts of the line. He served throughout the final Allied Advance in the Balkans, and returning home after the Armistice, was demobilised in March 1919. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
82, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BABINGTON, E., Corporal, Essex Regiment. He enlisted in December 1911, and in 1915, was drafted to the Western Front. He was in action in the Battles of Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras, and Cambrai, and was gassed during the Allied Advance of 1918. Returning to England he received hospital treatment, and was invalided out of the Service in March 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Blackhorse Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
BACKHOUSE, H., Leading Stoker, R.N. A serving sailor since October 1907, he was stationed at Malta at the outbreak of hostilities in H.M.S. "Dwarf," and sailed to South Africa. There he was in action when his ship sank an enemy vessel in September 1915. While resuming home for leave his ship was captured by the German raider "Moewe," and he was sent to Germany. He unhappily died while still a prisoner on September 27th, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps."
30, Braddyll Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.
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