CEF Soldier Detail

Major Alan Featherston Aylesworth
Died: August 24, 1919

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
5th Reserve Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Sir Allen Bristol Aylesworth, father. Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 9, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Barrister
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Niagara Camp, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
September 18, 1915
Age at enlistment:
35
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Great Britain    
Cause of Death:
Died of Illness
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 24, 1919
Age at Death:
39
Buried at:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes

Death Card found here

95th Battalion Nominal Roll 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry 5th Reserve Battalion
Captain Canadian Infantry 123rd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 74th Battalion A Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 95th Battalion
Major Canadian Infantry 95th Battalion
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Captain Alan Featherston Aylesworth

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Son of Sir Allen Bristol Aylesworth and Lady Adelaide Augusta Aylesworth (nee Miller); husband of Ellen Elizabeth Gladys Aylesworth (nee Burton) married February 20, 1906

Major Aylesworth became functionally blind by December 1917.  His case was reviewed by a medical board on December 1, 1917 and at that time it was reported that he could not read, could not shave himself and can only lace his boots by feel.  The diagnosis was Tobacco Amblyopia.  The Board recommended that he be returned to Canada. Upon his return to Canada, a neurologist recommended that he be sent to the Homewood Sanitarium in Guelph, Ontario, but Aylsworth refused, and he was permitted to take responsibility for his own care.

Attempted to transfer from 95th Battalion to 123rd Battalion at Niagara Camp, but had to be dropped from the roster when the number of officers exceeded establishment. 

Died of heart disease in Canada after release from military. Death not related to service.