Robert George Richmond Maynard

Date of birth: 1878
Place of birth: Southampton
Date of marriage: 1915
Place of marriage: Southampton
Service No.: Not known
Rank: 1st Mate
Service: Mercantile Marine
Vessel: Admiralty Tug “Ajax”
Died: 30th August 1915 aged 35 years
Death location: France


Life before the War
Robert’s parents were Charles and Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was born in 1849 Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Robert’s siblings were:

Louisa Eliza   b.1871

Daisy Emma G   b.1875 and d.1883

Charles Harry   b.1880

The 1881 census shows the family living at 5 Bridge Court, Holy Rood Parish, Southampton.  Elizabeth declared that her husband was “at sea”

By the 1911 census Robert was a boarder with the Bennett family.  He was single and stated his occupation as Mariner.  In 1915, just a few months before he was killed, he married Lillian Kirby in Southampton.


Ste Marie Cemetery

Ste Marie Cemetery

War Service
Robert died in France of an unspecified fever.  He is Remembered with Honour at the Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.

“Maynard, 1st Mate, Robert George Richmond. Admiralty Tug “Ajax”, Mercantile Marine. Died of fever 30th Aug., 1915. Age 35. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Maynard; husband of Lillian Maynard, of 6, Lower Canal Walk, Southampton”

He is also Remembered on the Southampton Memorial Wall.



Researcher: Becky Lonergan
Published: 24th June 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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