Richard William Henry MAYNARD (aka Dick) [c.1906-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Richard William Henry MAYNARD (aka Dick) [c.1906-????]

Richard William Henry
Alias / nickname: 
c.1906-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mr Maynard's occupation in 1941 as "Civil Servant".


One I.L.MAYNARD  b 16.10.1924 enlisted in the Hong Kong Police as a Sub Inspector on the 8th March 1949,serving until 1952 when he resigned. Son ?

The dates match for I L to be the son of R W H, but as it's a fairly common name it's not 100% sure.

I took a look at the newspapers and found two mentions. The first is a possible match, but I'm not sure if R W H grew up here or moved here later:

Yesterday's Swimming Sports at the V.R.C.
Maynard Breaks Fifty Yards' Record
[...] R. Maynard cipped the record of Ho Pak-hing, made in 1926, by two fifths of a second, doing the 50 yards officers' race on 32 seconds. [...]
Page 22, Hong Kong Sunday Herald, 1929-10-27

The second is definitely him:

LOCAL wedding

Maynard — Grimes

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon when Miss Rosina May Grimes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, William Grimes became the bride of Mr. R.W.H. Maynard, clerk to the Chief Justice, and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Maynard, of Chingford, Essex.

The Rev. H. W. Baines officiated, and the bride was given away by Mr. F. T. Winterton. She was attired in blue crepe de chine and carried a bouquet of pink roses.

The matron of honour was Mrs. F. T. Winterton, who wore a dress of brown silk with coat to match and carried a posy of sweet peas. Mr. W. Cecil Low acted as best man.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held after which Mr. and Mrs. Maynard left for Repulse Bay where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride's going-away dress was of olive-green, trimmed with white, with coat and hat to
Page 7, Hong Kong Daily Press, 1935-01-21

No mention of I L unfortunately.

I'd missed an obvious contradiction above - if R W H Maynard was married in 1935, he probably wasn't the father of I L Maynard born in 1924.

Richard William Henry Maynard is listed on page J-4 of the 1939 Blue Book, which shows him working as a clerk in the "Colonial Secretary's Department and Legistlature" , and gives the date of his first appointment as 1st April, 1924.