Frederick Francis Maude


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.

Early life

He was born in Lisnadill, County Armagh, son of the Rt. Hon. Robert Eustace Maude.

VC

He was 33 years old, and a Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd Regiment of Foot (later The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 5 September 1855 at 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.

Later life

Maude served in the Peshawar Field Force and became General Sir Frederick Francis Maude VC GCB.

He died Torquay, Devon 20 June 1897 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London. [http://www.brompton.org/Residents.htm]

Personal life

He is the father of Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude KCB CMG DSO.

He is also the cousin of Captain F. C. Maude, VC.

References

*The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
*The Irish Sword (Brian Clarke 1986)
*Irelands VCs ISBN 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)

External links

* [http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/stewart/brompton.htm Location of grave and VC medal] "(Brompton Cemetery)"


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