William Stephen Maidment

Surname: Maidment
Other names: William Stephen
Other people in this story:
Stephen Maidment
Prudence Maidment née Miles
Beatrice Bessie Maidment née Hills
Locations in this story:
The Green, Semley, Wiltshire
Hasting, Sussex
Chesswood Road, Worthing, Sussex
Shoreham-on-Sea, Sussex

William Stephen Maidment was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 20th May 1886, the son of Stephen Maidment and Prudence Maidment (née Miles).  He lived his early life with the family at The Green, Semley, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 24th June 1916 but was not mobilized until 24th February 1917 when he joined the Records Section of the Royal Garrison Artillery (Service No. 144518) firstly with the 46th Company and later with the No. 1 Depot (Clerks Section).  His entire service was in the UK being promoted to Lance Bombadier.  He married Beatrice Bessie Hills at St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, on 23rd June 1917.  There were three children of the marriage.  William was discharged from the Army on 18th February 1919.  There are no medal records in this case.  The 1921 Census shows him living at 87 New Road, Shoreham-on-Sea, Sussex, described as a Commercial Traveller in Baker and Confectioner Sundries. By the 1939 Register he had moved to 1 Chesswood Road, Worthing, Sussex, now described as a Wholesale Grocer and Baker's Sundries.  He died in Worthing in 1971.


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