Alec (Alexander) William Willmott

Memorial: Hanham Abbots - The Church of St George

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Medals: Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921

Rank and number: Private (No.125019)

Parents: Henry and Ellen Willmott (nee Church)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Hanham Mills. Lived: Court Lane, Oldland Common (1911)

Pre-war occupation: Boot and Shoe Operative

Date of birth: 1885

Date of death: 02/11/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: St. Anne's Churchyard (Ref. 791.), Oldland, Bristol

Age: 32

Further information:

Registered at birth as Alec William, a number of records incorrectly record him as Alex. He was born 1885 (baptised St Anne's 9/12/1885) and raised in Oldland Common, and still living with his parents on the 1911 Census. He died on 02/11/1918 (from Influenza).

I have not found any record of Alec serving overseas, and therefore would not have received any medals. The next of kin would have received the memorial plaque. Alec's death was registered in London (Chelsea district) he was possibly serving with the RAMC at a London hospital or an associated support role. His wife Elsie Annie Frost was born in London in 1890 and lived in the Chelsea area, they married at St Anne's Church, Oldland on 24 April 1916. Alec and Elsie had one son Cecil Jordan Willmott who was born on 13/8/1917. On the 1921 Census, Elsie and her son were living in Hanham Abbots. The pension annuity card also records the her address as Hanham Mills.

Alec is commemorated on the Longwell Green United Church memorial and also the Hanham Abbots Church of St George memorial.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 and 1911 Census etc), Volunteer Researcher John Davis.