Other names: William Stephen
Locations in this story: The Green, Semley, WiltshireHasting, SussexChesswood Road, Worthing, Sussex
Story: 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). His entire service was in the UK being promoted to Lance Bombadier. He married Beatrice Bessie Hills in 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. 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.