Ayre, J M
JOHN MCDONALD AYRE
Remembered with honour Westbury Cemetery: Plot 91 and 92, Row C, Grave 631.
He enlisted in St Pancras, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died 29* May 1917 at the Military Hospital, Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of the late John McDonald and Rose/Rosa (nee MUNN) AYRE; husband of Mabel Frances (nee LANGDON) AYRE.
His parents married 2 November 1889 at St Mary’s, Apsley End, Herts. John died 1916 aged 44; Rose died 1916 aged 50; both in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district.
John was born 31 July 1891 in Hemel Hempstead, and baptised 30 August 1891 at St Mary’s, Apsley End. He married 8 September 1915 at All Saints, Westbury; they had one child. He resided in Westbury. Mabel remarried 1922 at Holy Trinity, Heywood, Wilts, to Charles Victor NIVEN, and died 1978 in the New Forest, Hants, district aged 92.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway goods clerk aged 19, he still lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and two siblings.
UnitRailway Operating Division
Date of death27*/05/1917
Age at death25
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)