Other names: William George
Locations in this story: Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Sturminster, DorsetGillingham, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury
Story: William George Wilmot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23rd October 1896, and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 27th December 1896, the son of John Richard Wilmot and Martha Ann Wilmot (née Weldon). He lived all his early life at the family home at 2 Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 201750), later transferring to the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 210924). It is not known which theatre of war he served in but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Elizabeth Georgina Beeston at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4th August 1924 and they went on to have one child. By the time of the 1939 Register, William was living at 37 Station Road, Sturminster, Dorset, and was working as a Gasworks Manager. His death was registered in Gillingham, Dorset, on 15th June 1969.