28 May 2022
B. 1893 LIONEL RICHARD MAYNARD was the son of Richard & Isabella MAYNARD
WWI 2/Lt # 23/1731 (MM) 2nd Btn Akld Regt
THE MILITARY MEDAL. AUCKLANDERS DECORATED
Sergeant Maynard is a son of Mrs. Isabella Stanaway, of Summer Street, Ponsonby, and the late Mr. Richard Maynard, of Gisborne. He enlisted from Aratapu, and left with the reinforcements of January, 1916. He has taken part in every battle in which the New Zealand troops have been engaged in France, and, so far, has escaped scathless. Private letters state that at Messines every man in his platoon, senior to himself, was shot down, and young Maynard, then a corporal, took command and led the platoon to its objective. His elder brother, Sydney, is also in the firing line, and was wounded at the Somme.
1922 Lionel m. Alma Agnes BILLING
d. 1965 Lionel MAYNARD died aged 71yrs
d. 1992 Alma MAYNARD died aged 90yrs