Other names: Herbert Charles
Locations in this story: Fifield Bavant, WiltshireEbbesbourne Wake, WiltshireSalisbury, WiltshireMesopotamia
Story: Herbert Charles Maidment was born in Fifield Bavant, Wiltshire, on 9 Apr 1888 the son of Samuel Maidment and Martha Maidment (nee West). He lived his very early life in Fifield Bavant until, by 1901, the family had moved to Topp Hill, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. Herbert married Annie Rebbeck at St. Martin's Church, Salisbury, Wilthshire, on 23 Feb 1909 and they went on to have five children. By the outbreak of war he was living in Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake. He enlisted on 10 Dec 1915 and was mobilized on 25 May 1916 joining the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25783). He served in Mesopotamia with the 5th Battalion and, whilst there, received gunshot wounds to the leg on 16 Apr 1917 from which he recovered. He was finally discharged on 7 Dec 1919 being physically unfit for further service due to Pleurisy which had been aggravated by his time in the Military. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 7 Roberts Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Garage Labourer. His death was recorded in Salisbury in 1960.