Cann and Shaftesbury from Melbury Hill

Martin Edmund Maidment

Surname: Maidment
Other names: Martin Edmund
Other people in this story:
Jeremiah Maidment
Caroline Maidment
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury
Oak Cottage, Stickmens, Wrecclesham, Surrey
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France

Martin Edmund Maidment was born on 18th November 1878 in Cann, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Jeremiah Maidment, a stone mason, and Caroline Maidment. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a bricklayer and living at Oak Cottage, Stickmens, Wrecclesham, Surrey.

He enlisted as a Private in the Suffolk Regiment (Service No. 21635) and served in France & Flanders. He died on 3rd August 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and Face 1C and 2A). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and is remembered on the Wrecclesham War Memorial in Surrey.


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