Lieutenant ColonelMACHELL, PERCY WILFRID

Died 01/07/1916

Aged 54

11th (Service) Bn. (Lonsdale).
Border Regiment

C M G, D S O

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.

Inscription

56 REGT. 1882 EGYPTIAN ARMY 1886 C.O. XII SUDANESE 1891 - 1895 ADVISER MINISTRY OF INTERIOR EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT 1898 - 1908 PROSPICE

Buried at WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 46

Cemetery/memorial reference: A. 17.


Cemetery details

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