- Francis Cornwallis Maude
Francis Cornwallis Maude VC CB (
28 October 1828- 19 October 1900) was an English 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 28 years old, and a
captainin the Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Armyduring the Indian rebellion of 1857when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
25 September 1857at Lucknow, India, Captain Maude steadily and cheerfully pushed on with his men and bore down the desperate opposition of the enemy, though with the loss of one third of his artillerymen. He fully appreciated the dangers of the task he had undertaken, and but for his nerve and coolness, the Army could not have advanced.
76 Battery Royal Artillery is named "Maude's Battery" in his honour.
Cousin of Bt/Lieutenant Colonel
F. F. Maude, VC. He later achieved the rank of Colonel.
* [http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/stewart/berkshir.htm Location of grave and VC medal] "(Berkshire)"
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