Frederick Francis Maude

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Frederick Francis Maude
FF Maude.jpg
Born20 December 1821
Lisnadill, County Armagh
Died20 June 1897 (aged 75)
Torquay, Devon
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of serviceRetired 5 November 1885
Unit3rd Regiment of Foot
Battles/warsCrimean War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
AwardsVictoria Cross
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
RelationsFrancis Cornwallis Maude (cousin)

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.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Lisnadill, County Armagh, son of the Rev Hon John Charles Maude . He married Catherine Mary Bisshopp, daughter of Very Rev. Sir George Bisshopp, 9th Baronet, on 22 February 1853. The couple had five children[1]

  • Ada Cecil Maude d. 16 Jul 1886
  • Alice Emily Maude b. 7 Jun 1855, d. 8 Feb 1936
  • Frederick Eustace Cecil Maude b. 2 May 1859, d. 17 Feb 1862
  • Amy Kathleen Maude b. 3 Mar 1863, d. 30 Jul 1937
  • Lt.-Gen. Sir Frederick Stanley Maude KCB CMG DSO b. 24 Jun 1864, d. 18 Nov 1917

He is also the cousin of Colonel F. C. Maude, VC

Victoria Cross[edit]

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

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.[2]

Later life[edit]

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.[1]


  1. ^ Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003)
  2. ^ "No. 21971". The London Gazette. 24 February 1857. p. 658.

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