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Sapper Stanley Bertram Joseph Maycock

Incident Report

Broomhill Farm, Sussex

  • December 5, 1944
  • Broomhill Farm, Sussex



Sapper S. B. J. Maycock was working with his section on minefield 830 at Wall Field, Broomhill Farm, Broomhill, Sussex. Work commenced t 09.30 hrs, just a little later at 10.05 hrs there was an explosion and Sapper Maycock was killed. At the time of the explosion Corporal W. Reynolds was working just three mines away. Along with Lieutenant P. Hennings, Officer in charge of the clearance team, they recovered Sapper Maycock’s body. The day previously Sapper’s W. Pidgeon and A. Wooward also died in the same area.

Personal Details

  • 6528059 Sapper
  • Stanley Bertram Joseph Maycock
  • 12 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of Bertram Laxon Maycock and Rose Ellen Maycock, of Tooting, Surrey Husband of Hilda Agnes Maycock, of Tooting. Died on the 5th December 1944. Aged 34. Buried at Streatham Cemetery, Wandsworth. Block 17. Grave 836


  1. Dean Alan Maycock

    This is my grandad I never meet, or even know his name till now. I knew my grandmother Hilder, when I was young, as she moved to Birmingham in her later life, until she passed away. Thank you so much for posting this. Finding this information means a lot to me. I have also lost contact with my father, his son, Alan Stanley Maycock for over 20 years,. He also served in the Army for over 25 years. I’m desperately trying to find him, and is how I stubbled on this post.

    • MarkhamPA

      Hi Dean
      Thank you, were pleased to hear that we have been able to assist in some way. Hope your hunt for Alan is successful



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