PRIVATE LEONARD EVERARD MAYNE
10TH JULY 1916 AGE 20
BURIED: WOODS CEMETERY, YPRES, BELGIUM
Private Mayne's inscription comes from the third verse of Robert Browning's Epilogue:
One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
Sleep to wake.
Leonard Everard Mayne was born in Plymouth in 1893 where his father, Henry W Mayne was a dental surgeon. He enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec on 23 September 1914, giving his occupation as a bank clerk. His mother was by this time a widow living in Bexhill on Sea.