Tollard Royal War Memorial

Frederick Maidment

Surname: Maidment
Other names: Frederick
Other people in this story:
William Maidment
Sarah Maidment née Faris
Locations in this story:
Tollard Street, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Bray Vale British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France
Rushmore Gardens, Berwick St. John
Wotton House, Nr. Dorking, Surrey
Guildford, Surrey

Frederick Maidment was born in 1880 in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 21st March 1880. He was the son of William Maidment, a Carpenter, and Sarah Maidment (née Faris). His father died in 1902 and by the 1911 Census his widow was still living in Tollard Royal working as a Telegraph Messenger. Meanwhile Frederick, who was single, was working as a Gardener and living at Rushmore Gardens, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. Between that period and the outbreak of war he moved to Wotton House, Nr. Dorking, Surrey, where he became an estate fireman.

He enlisted in Guildford, Surrey, and joined the 2nd/5th Battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment (Service No. 3567), giving his address as Wotton House, Surrey. He later transferred to the 23rd (County of London) Battalion of the London Regiment with a new Service No. 6898 which changed yet again to No. 703161. He served in France & Flanders and rose through the ranks, being promoted to Sergeant on 20th April 1916. He died on 22nd August 1918 and was buried at Bray Vale British War Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France (grave id. II.A.21). During his service he was awarded the Military Medal as well as the Victory and British War medals. He is remembered on the Tollard Royal War Memorial, The Surrey Fire Fighters Memorial Trust and on the Memorial Board in St. John's Church, Wotton, Surrey.


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