John Henry Wilmot

Name

John Henry Wilmot
1887

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/12/1916
29 years.

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
60150
Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment)
26th Battalion.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
III.T.6
Belgium

Headstone

>No Inscription.

UK Memorials

St Mary's Church Memorial, Kings Walden. Breachwood Green Baptist Chapel Memorial, Breachwood Green.

Pre War

John Henry Wilmot was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire in 1887 the son of John Henry Wilmot (Senior) (B 1864 in Stamborough, Hatfield, Herts) and Sarah Wilmot (nee Holton) (B 1865 in Kings Walden, Herts).

John was Baptised in the Parish Church of Kings Walden, Herts on the 5th June 1887.

1891 Census records John aged 4, living with his parents and elder brother Christopher 6, in Kings Walden, Herts.

By 1901 the Census records John aged 14 and working as a Farm Boy, living at home with his parents, brothers Christopher 16, Albert 7, sisters Lilian 9 and Ethel 11 months, in Breachwood Green, Herts.

John married Alice Emily Mardle of Kings Walden, Herts the daughter of William and Catherine Mardle in 1909.

The 1911 Census records John as married and living in Breachwood Green, Welwyn, Herts, with his wife Alice. His occupation is given as a Traction Engine Labourer.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Luton, Beds. Posted to the 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment with the Regimental Number 29859, from 26th September 1916 to 9th October 1916, then  transferred to the 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) with the Regimental Number 60150, from 10th October 1916 until his death.

John died of wounds received in action on the 19th December 1916. Probably in action around Ridge Wood where the Battalion was in support.

 He is buried in the CWGC Ridge Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. T. 6.

Additional Information

Also served in Bedfordshire Regiment under Reg. No. 29859. Widow Alice received a war gratuity of £3 and pay owing of £3 15s 10d. N.B. Variations in spelling of Wilmot include double 'll' and double 'tt'

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan, Brenda Palmer,