Charles Maidment

Surname: Maidment
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Edward Maidment
Lydia Maidment (nee Fish)
Sidney James Maidment
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, South Wales
Sturminster, Dorset
France & Flanders

Charles Maidment was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Feb 1888 the son of Edward Maidment and Lydia Maidment (nee Fish).  He lived a lot of his early life at Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  By 1911 he was living with an Uncle in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, South Wales.   His father had died in 1912. He enlisted on 5 Apr 1916 and joined the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 24434).  He later transferred to the London Regiment (Service Nos. 6937 & 573722).  He served with the 17th Battalion in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 15 Sep 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He did not return to South Wales on his discharge but lived with his widowed mother back in Sherborne Causeway.  The 1921 Census indicates he was an unemployed Road Labourer at the time. By 1939 he was living at 96 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Farm Labourer and still single.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 13 Aug 1973.   His brother, Sidney James Maidment, also served in the conflict.


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