George Henry Maybank
George Maybank (Service No 144) was born in Twickenham, England and arrived in Australia some time after 1911.
Records on file (NAA) show that George married Florence Jeeves at Lambeth on 21st April 1909.
When George enlisted at the age of 34, he was working as a fireman and living at the Tattersalls Hotel in Wollongong, N.S.W. George also stated that he was married (however for some reason, the details for his wife have been crossed out and replaced with 'widower'). He had also served 3 years with the Imperial Yeomanry in England.
Although George's papers were changed to state he was widowed, letters in his NAA war records include letters from Florence Maybank in 1936 requesting details of George's war service and for any regimental colours and medals to be forwarded to her.
George's death notices in 1934 name Florence as his wife and refer to their son Keith.
George embarked from Sydney on HMAT A18 Wiltshire with Section 1, a newly formed unit, on 7th February 1919. The troops arrived in England on 11th April 1917 and George was sent on to France, arriving on 14th May 1917.
George served both on the Western Front and in England and was returned to Australia in July 1919. He was discharged from the AIF on 25th September 1919.
George returned to his pre-war employment with the NSW State Railways and at the time of his death was with the Locomotive Dept at Thirroul, N.S.W. He was known to have heart trouble and died suddenly in Bulli hospital where he had been for 10 days.
George's name is recorded on the Woodward Memorial Park, Thirroul, N.S.W.