- Frederick Francis Maude
General Sir Frederick Francis Maude VC GCB (
20 December, 1821- 20 June 1897) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was born in
Lisnadill, County Armagh, son of the Rt. Hon. Robert Eustace Maude.
He was 33 years old, and a Brevet
Lieutenant Colonelin the 3rd Regiment of Foot(later The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)), British Armyduring the Crimean Warwhen the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
5 September 1855at Sebastopol, Crimea, Lieutenant Colonel Maude was in charge of the covering and ladder party of the 2nd Division in the assault on the Redan. He held a position with only nine or ten men and did not retire until all hope of support was at an end and he himself was dangerously wounded.
Maude served in the
Peshawar Field Forceand became GeneralSir Frederick Francis Maude VC GCB.
Torquay, Devon20 June 1897 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London. [http://www.brompton.org/Residents.htm]
He is the father of
Lieutenant-GeneralSir Frederick Stanley MaudeKCB CMG DSO.
He is also the cousin of Captain
F. C. Maude, VC.
The Register of the Victoria Cross(1981, 1988 and 1997)
The Irish Sword(Brian Clarke 1986)
Irelands VCsISBN 1-899243-00-3 (Dept of Economic Development 1995)
Monuments to Courage(David Harvey, 1999)
Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross(Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
* [http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/stewart/brompton.htm Location of grave and VC medal] "(Brompton Cemetery)"
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