Other names: William George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, Dorset, Sturminster, DorsetGillingham, Dorset
Story: William George Wilmot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Oct 1896 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 27 Dec1896 the son of John Richard Wilmot and Martha Ann Wilmot (nee Weldon). He lived all his early life at the family home at 2 Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry as Private (Service No. 201750). Later transferring to the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 210924). It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Elizabeth Georgina Beeston at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Aug 1924 and they went on to have one child. By the time of the 1939 Register, William was living at 37 Station Road, Sturminster, Dorset, working as a Gasworks Manager. He his death was registered in Gillingham, Dorset, on 15 Jun 1969.