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MAXWELL, FRANCIS AYLMER

Rank:
Brigadier General
Date of Death:
21/09/1917
Age:
46
Regiment/Service:
General Staff
 
Cdg. 27th Inf. Bde, 9th (Scottish) Div. late 18th King George's Own Lancers
Awards:
V C, C S I, D S O, 3 times Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference:
I. A. 37.
Cemetery:
YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Thomas Maxwell, M.D., and Violet Sophia Maxwell; husband of Charlotte Alice Hamilton Maxwell.

Citation

An extract taken from the "London Gazette," dated 8th March, 1901, records the following:- "Lieutenant Maxwell was one of three Officers not belonging to "Q" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, specially mentioned by Lord Roberts as having shown the greatest gallantry, and disregard of danger, in carrying out the self-imposed duty of saving the guns of that Battery during the affair at Korn Spruit on 31st March 1900. This Officer went out on five different occasions and assisted to bring in two guns and three limbers, one of which he, Captian Humphreys, and some Gunners, dragged in by hand. He also went out with Captain Humphreys and Lieutenant Stirling to try to get the last gun in, and remained there till the attempt was abandoned. During a previous Campaign (the Chitral Expedition of 1895) Lieutenant Maxwell displayed gallantry in the removal of the body of Lieutenant-Colonel F D Battye, Corps of Guides, under fire, for which, though recommended, he received no reward."

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Belgium
Locality:
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