Richmond WW1 Diary 2 April 1917

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Death of Herbert Maynard, one of The Alberts dead

Herbert Arthur William Maynard was known to his family and friends as Bertie. He grew up in Richmond, baptised in Holy Trinity Church and attending the local school. Before the war he worked as a butcher’s assistant and was living with two aunts in Houblon Road.

A Private in the 19th Battalion Manchester regiment, Bertie was killed in action on 2 April 1917. He was 30 years-old. He is commemorated on the memorial board of The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Richmond and buried in Henin crucifix cemetery, France.

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