Charles Walter Maidment.

Date of birth:                1895PoppiesPlace of birth:              Southampton
Service No.:                  S/15002
Rank:                               Private
Regiment / Division: Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion:                        2nd Battalion
Died:                                 24th April 1917
Death Location:           France

Life before the War

Charles was born in 1895 in Southampton, his  father was Walter,  born in the Poole Union House. Wimborne, Dorset in 1865 to a single mother.  baptized on 25th November 1866, in the parish of Longfleet, Dorset.  Walter died in 1957 in the New Forest district. His mother was Edith Caroline nee Crook who  born in the New Forest district in 1864, where she died in 1944. Walter and Edith married in 1890 in the New Forest. Charles had 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Agnes Florence b.6th April 1893, married Ernest Boyes 1922, died 1978.
Dorothy Louisa b.15th September 1896, married Harold Norman 1923, d.1980
Harold Edward b.3rd January 1901, married Annie Devine 1930, died 1978

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at 15A, Crown Street, Shirley, Southampton. Walter had his own business as a Cab Proprietor.

In the 1911 census, Agnes was registered in Bournemouth  as a Kitchen Maid Domestic.

Walter, with the rest of his family, were registered at 110, Park Road, Shirley. Walter was still running his own Cab Business and Charles was employed as a Butcher’s Assistant. Walter’s father in law, Charles, aged 81, a Retired Coachman, was living with them.

War Service

Service Records

At the time of enlisting in 1915, Charles was resident at Balquhidder , Scotland his employment was given  as  chauffeur.

His personal possessions were sent to his family at 110, Park Road, Freemantle, Southampton. He confirmed the names of his parents and siblings.

Name: Charles W. Maidenent
Birth Place: Southampton, Hants
Residence: Southampton, Hants
Death Date: 24 Apr 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Dunblane, Perths
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: S/15002
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre


Arras Memorial

Charles is remembered at the Arras Memorial.

Charles is Remembered with Honour on the Arras Memorial, France.

Researched by Becky Lonergan January 2014

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