William George Wilmot

Surname: Wilmot
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
John Richard Wilmot
Martha Ann Wilmot née Weldon
Elizabeth Georgina Wilmot née Beeston
Jesper Gray
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset,
Sturminster, Dorset
Gillingham, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury

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.  His father died in 1910. William enlisted and joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 201750), later transferring to the 1st/9 Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 210924).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge on 6 Feb 1920 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1921 Census he was living with his mother, who had remarried Jesper Gray, at 12 Bimport, Shaftesbury, working as a General Labourer at the Shaftesbury Gas Works.  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, described as a Gasworks Manager.   His death was registered in Gillingham, Dorset, on 15th June 1969.


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Henry Charles Lampard

Surname: Lampard
Other names: Henry Charles
Other people in this story:
Arthur Lampard
Anna Eliza Lampard née Lush
Ada Louisa Lampard née Ashby
Col. Henry Crompton-Roberts
William H. McGhee
Locations in this story:
Street Lane Cottages, Sedgehill, Wiltshire
Grosvenor Street, Hanover Square, London
Pontrilas, Herefordshire
Notting Hill, London
France & Flanders
Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium
Kensington, London

Henry Charles Lampard was born in Sedgehill, Wiltshire, in 1893, the son of Arthur Lampard and Anna Eliza Lampard (née Lush).  He lived his early life with his parents at 1 Street Lane Cottages, Sedgehill, Wiltshire.  By 1911 he had moved to 7, Grosvenor Street, St. George, Hanover Square, London, employed as a servant to the family of Col. Henry Crompton-Roberts.  He enlisted on 17th November 1915 and was mobilized on 8th February 1916 joining the 48th Provisional Battalion of the Herefordshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 4279).  He married Ada Louisa Ashby on 3rd June 1916 at St. Peter, Notting Hill, London. There were no children of the marriage.  He was transferred to the 4th Battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment (Service No. 315217).  He was killed in action in Belgium on 12th April 1918 and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows his widow living with her parents at 110 Portobello Road, Kensington, London, helping in the home. She went on to re-marry William H. McGhee in 1939.  


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Commonwealth War Graves Commission