A book by Xavier Mayne, privately printed in 1908, claimed that there were many soldier prostitutes in Aldershot .
Harold Gillies worked at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot. In 1951 he carried out gender reassignment surgery on Roberta Cowell (previously known as Robert Cowell) (1918-2011), the first known male to female surgery in the country.
The singer Steve Strange grew up there.
- Weeks, Jeffrey page 122 in 'Historical Perspectives on Homosexuality' edited by Licata and Petersen (1981) (Haworth Press; New York))