Other names: Elijah Sidney
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Elijah Sidney Wilmot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Feb 1889 the son of George Wilmot and Barbara Wilmot (nee Butt). He lived his early life at 3 Magdelene Lane, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted prior to the war with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private in a Territorial capacity (Service No. 453). On embodiment he rejoined his Regiment with Service No. 200163. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 25 Apr 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal. By then his registered address was 12 Bimport, Shaftesbury. At some time he moved again to 9 Tout Hill, Shaftesbury, and he died on 1 Jul 1937 per the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry. He remain single to the end.