Lieutenant Colonel PERCY WILFRID MACHELL
Regiment & Unit/Ship
11th (Service) Bn. (Lonsdale).
Date of Death
Died 01 July 1916
Age 54 years old
Buried or commemorated at
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Awards Companion of St. Michael and St. George, Distinguished Service Order
- Additional Info Son of the late Canon Machell and Hon. Emma, sister of 8th Lord Middleton. Joined 56th (Essex Regt.) in 1882. In 1884-5 he served in the Nile Expeditionary Force (medal with clasp and bronze star). Attached to the Egyptian Army in 1886, he was in command at the capture of Fort Khor Moussa (Order of the Osmanieh, 4th class); operations round Suakin and action of Gemaizah, 1888 (clasp, horse shot); Sudan, 1889-91, Toski Expedition, Brigade-Major No. 2 Column; capture of Tokar (clasp, and clasp on bronze star, Medjidie, 4th class); helped to raise and commanded 12th Sudanese Battalion, 1891-95; Inspector General Egyptian Coastguard, 1896; Adviser to the Ministry of Interior, Egypt, 1898-1906; (Grand Cordon of the Medjidie, 1902), (C.M.G., 1906). Raised, trained and commanded 11th (S) Border Regt. (Lonsdale), 1914-16. M. (1905) Lady Valda Gleichen, D. of Admiral Prince Victor of Hohenlohe Langenbur, R.N., G.C.B.
- Personal Inscription 56 REGT. 1882 EGYPTIAN ARMY 1886 C.O. XII SUDANESE 1891 - 1895 ADVISER MINISTRY OF INTERIOR EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT 1898 - 1908 PROSPICE