Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
6 Nov 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Alfred Giltrow, M/319891, 10th Motor Transport Coy, Army Service Corps, died from tuberculosis in Cairo General Hospital, Egypt, on November 6th, 1918. He had been admitted dangerously ill four days previously.
Alfred was the youngest son of William and Elizabeth Giltrow, of 49 High Town Road, Luton. He had trained at Osterly Park, Hounslow, and three months later was sent to Egypt, arriving at Alexandria in December 1917. He had served in the A.S.C. For a total of a year and four months.
The 25-year-old was formerly employed at the Skefko works in Luton. His military records give his occupation as a tool grinder.
Alfred's death came as a second tragedy in quick succession for his family. Married sister Martha Rayment, of 64 Hastings Street, Luton, had also died, on October 27th, 1918.
Alfred is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.
A memorial stone (pictured) at the General Cemetery, Rothesay Road, Luton, commemorates Alfred and also his older brother William George (WR/266190, Royal Engineers Railway Construction Company), who died on January 29th, 1919, at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station at Namur in Belgium.