Army Camp near Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire between 1945 - 1950's???

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by pauline aldridge, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. pauline aldridge

    pauline aldridge New Member


    I am looking for any information about army camps in Market Levington near Devizes, Wiltshire.

    A relative of mine JOHN QUICK died aged 32years old in 1950. He was knocked off his bike and died of his injuries 2 - 3 weeks later.

    His occupation was a Night Watchman at an army camp?

    Can anyone help me please.

  2. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

  3. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    I think that is it Market Lavington.

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  4. Owen

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  5. pauline aldridge

    pauline aldridge New Member

    Hi Nick and Minden,

    Thank you for the help in regard of army camps near Market Lavington.

    A couple of questions

    1. Is there any way I can find out which camp John Quick was stationed?

    2. With John Quick having an occupation as a Night Watchman - would he be classed as working for the army? Or would he be in a civilian capacity?

    Thank you again for any help.

  6. pauline aldridge

    pauline aldridge New Member

    Hi Owen,

    Thank you for the information you provided.

  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    As he married in 1945, as a first step, I would get hold of his marriage certificate to see what his occupation was.

    First name(s) John J
    Last name Quick
    Marriage quarter 3
    Marriage year 1945
    Registration month -
    John J Quick married one of these people Honor V Fielding
    Spouse's last name Fielding
    District Devizes
    District number -
    County Wiltshire
    Country England
    Volume 5A
    Volume as transcribed 5A
    Page number 345
    Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
    Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce
    Collections from Great Britain, England
  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Interesting that he is mentioned in the Wiltshire Memorial Inscription Index
    First name(s) John
    Last name Quick
    Birth year 1918
    Age 32
    Death year 1950
    Death day 18
    Death month May
    Place Market Lavington
    County Wiltshire
    Country England
    Notes husb of Honor
    Reference 98416
    Record set Wiltshire Memorial Inscription Index
    Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory Parish Burials
    Collections from England, Great Britain

    The above is courtesy of the Wiltshire Family History Society so would be worth contacting to see if more details are available.

    However not on the Market Lavington war memorial
    Market Lavington WW2 | War Imperial War Museums (

    Just for info:

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2022
  9. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    The current Death Certificate has Occupation and Usual Address. Would his 1950 Death Cert. have that information too? Reading your posts it is not clear if you have that document.

    If he was a civilian Night Watchman he would be a War Office employee; the War Office being the predecessor to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). See: War Office - Wikipedia

    Wiki indicates the town has a museum, could they help? See: Market Lavington - Wikipedia have you found their website: Market Lavington Museum ? Just spotted Pauline's post there.
  10. pauline aldridge

    pauline aldridge New Member

    Hi Tony and David,

    Thank you so much for all information given to me. I am so pleased this has been a BIG brick wall.


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