Monck, Aylmer John Ashley

Age: 26
Date of birth: 1894

Parents: Aubert Alpheaus and Elizabeth Monck
Address: 27 Victoria Street, Warwick

Occupation: Apprentice Machine Turner

Aylmer’s father was from Essex and his mother was from Devon. Aylmer and all of his siblings were born in Plumstead in Kent and the family were living there in 1901.

At the time of the 1911 census the family were living at 27 Victoria Street, Warwick: Aylmer, aged 17, and 4 younger siblings, Phyllis (15), Kenelm (12), Robin (8) and Vivienne (7). Aylmer was working as an apprentice to an engineer (turning). His father was a foreman at a wagon works. By 1914, Aylmer’s father had set up in business for himself.

Advertisement from Spennell’s Trade Directory 1914
Advertisement from Spennell’s Trade Directory 1914

The newspaper item below tells us that Aylmer suffered from malaria for 10 months before his death, at home, in 1920.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Pioneer, 40015
Regiment/Service: 14th Signal Company,, Royal Engineers
Date of death: Tuesday, August 17, 1920
Cause of death/Battle: Died at home of malaria
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery - CWGC section - 189 C 17
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Westgate School

This newspaper item tells us a little of Aylmer’s military career.

Warwick Advertiser 21st August 1920


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt and Spennell’s advertisement courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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