Brigadier GeneralMAXWELL, FRANCIS AYLMER

Died 21/09/1917

Aged 46

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

late
18th King George's Own Lancers

V C, C S I, D S O, 3 times Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Thomas Maxwell, M.D., and Violet Sophia Maxwell; husband of Charlotte Alice Hamilton Maxwell.

Inscription

AN IDEAL SOLDIER AND A VERY PERFECT GENTLEMAN BELOVED BY ALL HIS MEN

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."

Buried at YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Number of casualties: 1583

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. A. 37.

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Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.