Other names: Denis Hugh
Locations in this story: Sedgehill, WiltshireSemley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersEgyptTarrant Gunville, Dorset
Story: Denis Hugh Maidment was born in Sedgehill, Wiltshire, in 1898 and baptised there on 30 Oct 1898 the son of Thomas Clement Maidment and Ella Grace Maidment (nee Flint). Shortly after his birth his family moved to Sem Hill, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted on the 21 Sep 1916 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 46945). He served in France, Flanders and Egypt during which time he was transferred to the Devonshire Regiment on 27 Sep 1918 (Service No. 32656) and then the 2/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 4 Mar 1919 (Service No. 4761). He was eventually discharged on 2 Apr 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Elsie May Giles in Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, on 24 Sep 1925. He died on 6 May 1938 in Tarrant Gunville and buried there on 10 May 1938. His brother, Clement Martin Maidment, also served but died in 1918 after being discharged early due to his health due to his service.