Ayton, Edmund Sidney

Age: 26
Date of birth: Q2 1915

Parents: Edmund Kaye and Hilda Annie Ayton nee Box
Wife: Single
Address: 3 Coten End, Warwick


The 1939 Register shows Edmund’s family at 3 Coten End Warwick. The family consist of Edmund Senior (father) who is ‘an omnibus driver’, mother Hilda and children – Herbert Maurice (born 1916), Reginald (born 1919), Evelyn (born 1921) and Frederick Raymond (born 1924). Evelyn’s maiden name has been crossed out and replaced by Hartley (presumably her married name).

Edmund left his estate of £122 16s 6d to his father, so was probaby not married.  Here is his grave in the Netherlands.

His mother died in 1982, followed two year’s later by his father in 1984

Military Service

Rank & Number: Sergeant (Air Gunner), 547973
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Brigade/Division: 77 Squadron
Date of death: 27th February 1942
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action - shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Driesum, Holland. Only one of the five man crew survived
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Dantumadeel (Driesum) Protestant Churchyard, Friesland Netherlands. Row 15. Grave 33.
Commemorated locally at:

Warwick Advertiser 3rd April 1942


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Portrait photo courtesy of Find A Grave website
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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