Clement Martin Maidment headstone 2

Clement Martin Maidment

Surname: Maidment
Other names: Clement Martin
Other people in this story:
Thomas Clement Maidment
Ella Grace Maidment née Flint
Denis Hugh Maidment
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley
Knipe's Farm, Semley, Wiltshire

Clement Martin Maidment was born in Semley, Wiltshire, in 1897. He was the son of Thomas Clement Maidment and Ella Grace Maidment (née Flint). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Errand Boy and living at Knipe's Farm, Semley, Wiltshire.

He enlisted in Dorchester on 8th September, 1914, as a Private in the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 200907). He was posted to India from 9th October 1914 to 26th February 1917, when he joined the Middle East Expeditionary Force and was wounded on 26th September 1917. He returned to India on 21st December 1917, where he was hospitalized. He returned to the UK on 5th January 1918 and received further treatment but, on assessment, was declared unfit for further duty and discharged on 16th September 1918.

His pension, though shortlived, was equivalent £1.37p. per week. He died at home on 11th November 1918, and was buried in the north-west corner of St. Leonard's Churchyard. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was included on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.  His brother, Denis Hugh Maidment, also served but survived.

  • Clement Martin Maidment headstone 1
  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Semley War Memorial 3
  • Semley War Memorial 2
  • Semley War Memorial 03

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Dennis Hugh Maidment