Other names: Cecil Charles
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersEast Knoyle, WiltshireSouthampton, HampshireWandsworth, LondonDayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
Story: Cecil Charles Maidment was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 22 Sep 1896 the son of Charles Edwin Maidment, a Baker, and Annie Janet Maidment (nee Dowdell). He lived all his early life in the Semley area and had enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 20 Jan 1916 (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as a Fitter & Turner with the rank of Corporal (Service No. 18870). He served in France and Flanders with the 45th Squadron and on his discharge on 22 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Coral May Salkeld at the Congregational Church in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 18 Aug 1930. On the 1 Mar 1934 he left Southampton, Hampshire, for the USA but returned on 4 Feb 1937 and by the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 67 West Hill Road, Wandsworth, London, working as an Aircraft Fitter. At some unknown date he returned to the USA and eventually died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA, on 27 Dec 1970.