Cyril Lakeland Maddox was born on 29 Jun 1875 to Dr William Gordon Maddox (1844-1916) and his wife Maria Grace Schultze (c.1849-1889). He was educated at the Launceston High School from 1884. He fought in the Boer War as a private in the Second Imperial Bushmen Contingent that departed from Tasmania in 1901. Cyril died aged 49 in Pretoria, South Africa, on 17 Mar 1924. See The Examiner 27 May 2006, p. 34.