Other names: William Stephen
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireHasting, SussexWorthing, Sussex
Story: William Stephen Maidment was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 20 May 1886 the son of Stephen Maidment and Prudence Maidment (nee Miles). He lived his early life with the family at The Green, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted on 24 Jun 1916 but was not mobilized until 24 Feb 1917 and joined the Records Section of the Royal Garrison Artillery (Service No. 144518). His entire service was in the UK being promoted to Lance Bombadier. He married Beatrice Bessie Hills in Hastings, Sussex, on 23 Jun 1917. There were three children of the marriage. William was discharged from the Army on 18 Feb 1919. There are no medal records in this case. By the 1939 Register he was living at 1 Chesswood Road, Worthing, Sussex, described as a Wholesale Grocer and Baker's Sundries. He died in Worthing in 1971.