George Wilmot

Regiment:  Royal Fusiliers
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Date and place of birth:  2nd qtr 1879 in Warfield, Berkshire
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Family background

George Wilmot was the first son of Charles and Harriet Wilmott (sic) of West End, Warfield. Charles was a shoeing smith. In 1891 Charles (42), now a blacksmith and Harriet (37), were living at Brock Hill, Warfield, with their children George (11), Ernest (10), Frederick (9), Albert (6), William (3) and Edwin (1).

By 1901 the family had moved to Spion Kop, Sunning Hill, Berkshire, but without George. He was aged 21, single and boarding at Shere, Surrey, and working as a butcher journeyman.

In 1904 George Wilmot married Florence Lamboll in Petworth, Sussex. Florence was born in 1872 in Petworth, the daughter of George and Tryphena Lamboll. He was a carrier and general dealer living at Market Place, Petworth.

In 1891 Florence was working as a parlourmaid for Rear Admiral Robert Molyneaux at Wardour Lodge, Sunningdale. Ten years later she was at Round Down, Shere, working as a parlourmaid for a solicitor, Beresford Hatton.

In 1911 George and Florence Wilmot were living in North Street, Midhurst, Sussex, and he was a butcher’s assistant. They had two sons: Edward (4) and James (3).

Military service

There are two Medal Rolls index cards: one for ‘WILMOTT George  R. Fus: P/E GS/12492’.  He first served in France from 29 June 1915 and was awarded Victory, British and 1915 Star medals. The other is for ‘WILMOT George  G 1/R. Fus. Pte L/7530’. He first entered the war 7 September 1914 and was awarded Victory, British and 1914 Star medals. No other records found.

Death and commemoration

George Wilmot is commemorated on Midhurst War Memorial and Memorial Panels in Midhurst Parish Church.

Subsequent family history

Florence Wilmot died in 1958, aged 86, in the South Western Surrey district.

Midhurst U3A WW1 War Memorial Project