William Charles Maycock and A Mary Alice Maycock
Probate William Of 15 Chevalier Rd, Dover. Died 24.8.1940. Admin to :Louisa Maycock, widow, and Stanley Walter Maycock, police constable. Effects £537
Probate Mary As above. Effects £671
William born 1909 Cheriton.
In 1911 William with parents William Walter & Louisa at 59 Shaftesbury Avenue, Cheriton, Kent. Father a Public Motor Car Driver.
He married Mary Alice Coughland June 1934 Elham district. Believe 2 children
See Obituary courtesy of a public tree Ancestry
Maycock, M. A. and W. C.
Mary Alice Maycock and William Charles Maycock. They died around 10 o'clock on Saturday night, 24 August 1940 at their home 15 Chevalier Road, Elms Vale, after an aircraft crashed onto theirs and a neighbouring house and burst into flames
The aircraft was an RAF Coastal Command Bristol Blenheim, from 53 Squadron. It had taken off an hour earlier from Detling, Kent, to conduct a patrol along the Hook of Holland to the Ostend line. All three of the crew, Stephen Rochford, aged 24, William Briggs, and Dennis Brook, 21, were also killed
Mr and Mrs Maycock's funeral was held at St James' cemetery, Dover. 22 FX (EX?) A large number of mourners attended and there were many floral tributes
Mary was the daughter of the late Charles Francis Coughlan and Ethel Lilian Rose Coughlan, of Folkestone, while her husband William, was 31, and son of Louisa Maycock, of 20 Chilham Road, Cheriton, Folkestone, and of the late William C Maycock
PC Maycock had joined the force in 1931, and was a keen athlete. He was a swimmer and water polo player, member of the Police and Dover Swimming Clubs, and was also a boxer, having on three occasions competed in the Police Boxing Finals at the Albert Hall, London
When they died, PC Maycock had just arrived home from duty. It was Mrs Maycock's thirtieth birthday, and she had that week travelled home from Southall Middlesex, in order to spend the day with her husband. One of their cousins recollected the tragedy. "I saw the plane come down and explode ... They said at the time the plane may have hit a barrage balloon cable. They were both killed. I remember going over to see it (the wreckage). There was nothing left, not a brick standing. ... So very sad, they were such a lovely couple"
Mrs. Maycock had been expecting the couple's third child. Their son, Peter, aged 6, and their daughter, Stella, aged 2, had remained in Southall, where they had been evacuated with their mother
In 1960, Stella qualified as a SRN at Charing Cross Hospital. She is married to Keith, and they had three sons, Andrew, Mark, and Clive, near to whom they live. Her brother Peter joined the Royal Navy, and was serving as a Lieutenant when he was sadly killed on 27 November 1962, with five others, in a flying accident at Greencastle, Northern Ireland. He was 27. He is buried at Helston, Cornwall, in the RNMAS Culdrose RC Section
The bench is on the sea front at DoverThe plaque reads: This seat was presented by former members of the Dover Police Force in memory of PC W Maycock and PC R Thain, killed in World War II
The Maycocks' grave is at St James' cemetery. The headstone reads: "In loving memory of William Charles Maycock, late Dover police, aged 31 years, also of Mary Alice, wife of the above, killed by enemy action on 24 August 1940, and of their son Lieut Peter Maycock RN, killed on active service 27 November 1962, aged 27 years."
Stanley Maycock, William Maycock's brother, continued the family's sporting traditions. He was a President of the Channel Swimming Association, and, like William, swam in cross-Channel relay teams. He also joined the police force, and was a keen boxer. He died in 1986, his beloved wife Grace in 2003