About Frederick Francis Maude
General Sir Frederick Francis Maude VC GCB (20 December 1821 – 20 June 1897) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was born in Lisnadill, County Armagh, son of the Rt. Hon. Robert Eustace Maude.
He was 33 years old, and a Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd Regiment of Foot (later The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 5 September 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Lieutenant Colonel Maude was in charge of the covering and ladder party of the 2nd Division in the assault on the Redan. He held a position with only nine or ten men and did not retire until all hope of support was at an end and he himself was dangerously wounded.
Maude served in the Peshawar Field Force and became General Sir Frederick Francis Maude VC GCB.
He died Torquay, Devon 20 June 1897 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.
He is the father of Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude KCB CMG DSO and the cousin of Colonel F. C. Maude, VC.
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