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Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell

Regiment & Unit/Ship

General Staff

Cdg. 27th Inf. Bde, 9th (Scottish) Div.

Date of Death

Died 21 September 1917

Age 46 years old

Buried or commemorated at

YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

I. A. 37.

Belgium

  • Secondary Unit, Regiment late 18th King George's Own Lancers
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Companion of the Star of India, Distinguished Service Order and Bar, Three times Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of Thomas Maxwell, M.D., and Violet Sophia Maxwell; husband of Charlotte Alice Hamilton Maxwell.
  • Personal Inscription AN IDEAL SOLDIER AND A VERY PERFECT GENTLEMAN BELOVED BY ALL HIS MEN
  • Additional Citation note

    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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