Service no. R/24284
Serjeant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 20th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Stockwell
Killed in action on 29 June 1918 age 30
CWGC: “Son of Harriet and the late William Maybank, of Stockwell; husband of Florence Maybank, of 29, Tasman Road, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
MAYBANK, D., Sergt., King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
He was mobilised at the outbreak of war, and being almost immediately drafted to France took part in the Retreat from Mons. He also served at the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, the Somme, and in many subsequent engagements. He gave his life for King and Country on the Cambrai front in the Advance of 1918, and was entitled to the Mons Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
“A valiant soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life’s last hill.”
29, Tasman Road, Landor Road, S.W.9.
Information from the censuses
In 1911, aged 23, Douglas Maybank lived at 22 Aytoun Road, Stockwell with his family. Like his father, he was a grainer and marbler (he painted wood grain effect and stained paper or other materials to look like marble). William Maybank, 50, was from Epsom, Surrey; Harriett Maybank 48, was from Ellingham, Norfolk. They had 5 surviving children (of 6), all of them born in Stockwell:
Douglas Maybank, 23
Gladys Maybank, 19, a clerk
Leslie Maybank, 16, an office boy
Donald Maybank, 11
Gwendoline Maybank, 10
A cousin, 47-year-old single house painter Harry Dewdney (described on the 1901 census as “deaf and dumb”), and a nephew, 17-year-old single office boy Leo Maybank, lived with the family.
In 1901 the Maybanks lived at 10 Moat Place, off Stockwell Road.