Frederick Francis Maude
|Frederick Francis Maude|
|Born||20 December 1821
Lisnadill, County Armagh
|Died||20 June 1897 (aged 75)
|Buried at||Brompton Cemetery, London|
|Years of service||Retired 5 November 1885|
|Unit||3rd Regiment of Foot|
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
|Relations||Francis Cornwallis Maude (cousin)|
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 Rev Hon John Charles Maude . He married Catherine Mary Bisshopp, daughter of Very Rev. Sir George Bisshopp, 9th Baronet, on 22 February 1853. The couple had five children
- Ada Cecil Maude d. 16 Jul 1886
- Alice Emily Maude b. 7 Jun 1855, d. 8 Feb 1936
- Frederick Eustace Cecil Maude b. 2 May 1859, d. 17 Feb 1862
- Amy Kathleen Maude b. 3 Mar 1863, d. 30 Jul 1937
- Lt.-Gen. Sir Frederick Stanley Maude KCB CMG DSO b. 24 Jun 1864, d. 18 Nov 1917
He is also the cousin of Colonel F. C. 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.
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
- Clarke, Brian D. H. (1986). "A register of awards to Irish-born officers and men". The Irish Sword. XVI (64): 185–287.
- Ireland's 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)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Brompton Cemetery)