1883 Apr 3.born in Abertillery, Monmouthshire
1891 at 68 Albert Embankment, Lambeth (incorrectly written in census, but this is certainly the family)
In 1891 the three children are living with their parents in London but by 1901 Mary and her boys are in Staffordshire living with her second husband , George Pilbeam and young Josephine, the mystery child. In the 1911 Census, George and Mary state they have been married for 15 years. No "divorce" details nor a Death Certificate has been found for her husband Henry Thomas Ault. It was rare and expensive to divorce in those days and usually one partner would leave the area, enabling one or both parties to start a new relationship, in some cases, never to see their family again for fear of being caught by the authorities. However, Mary was returning "home" and Henry might have stayed in London or perhaps emigrated. One could avoid a charge of bigamy if either partner had not made contact after 7 years; they were free to remarry. A marriage record for George Pilbeam and Mary has not been found and no Death Certificate has been found for Henry Thomas Ault, Hairdresser.
1901 census at 8, Elmore Street, Rugeley
1902 Jan 11. He is a bar man and enlists in North Staffordshire Regt. His mother is Mary Elizabeth of London House, Rugeley, Staffs. Brothers Henry Irving and Reginald
1903 Oct 3. Posted to India.
1911 census, he is a Private in 2nd Batt: North Staffordshire Regt, in India
1912 Oct 12. Returns to UK
1914 Jan 10. Discharged at end of engagement. He is a L/Cpl
Arthur Taylor Ault served in the 3rd battalion of the North Staffs Reg.as a sergeant in WW1.
1917 aged 34, he joined the No 1 Officer Cadet Battalion in Newton Ferrers, Devon.
1918 May 1. The undermentioned cadets to.be temp. 2nd Lts. Notts. & Derby. R.— Arthur Taylor Ault.
1919 Nov 1. Foresters. Temp. 2nd Lt. A. T. Ault to be temp. Lt.
1920 Oct 29. Temp. Lit. A. T. Ault relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.1919 Oct At Kirkee, India . Arthur Taylor Ault was part of a winning British Army soccer team.
1921 Mar 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1799. Posted to C Coy
1921 Apr 2. Posted to Q Coy.
1921 Apr 14 Promoted Section Leader
1921 Aug 8. Reverted to T/Cadet
1922 Jan 15 Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC
Bridget Carr was born in 1894 and died in 1941 aged 47 from breast cancer. She had worked as a solicitors clerk in Dublin. She met Arthur Taylor Ault during gunfire one day he jumped and lay on Bridget to protect her and the relationship began. They lived in Walsall, England from about 1922 and had twins, Michael & Arthur, Mary, Reginald, Kevin and Martin.
1939 Register. He is living with wife Bridget at 32A Alum Well Road , Walsall C.B., Staffordshire,. He was a Wholesale Meat Porter
1949 Mar 18. Died Walsall aged 66. Arthur committed suicide in 1949 by putting his head in the gas oven and he died of asphyxiation. He did this as he was also suffering from cancer.