First World War Archive of Maude family of Clondalkin, county Dublin,
|Main Creator:||Maude, Stanley, General Sir, 1864-1917|
/1: Two letters from Sir Stanley Maude in Mesopotamia to his cousin Anthony Maude in Dublin, 1916-17. Also includes an extract from a letter by Arthur Brooke, a soldier under Maude in Mesopotamia, to his brother in Dublin praising Maude and the changes he has made, undated; 3 items
/2: Two letters from Lady Cecil Maude to Anthony Maude, the first about an appeal for the soldiers in Mesopotamia, the second acknowledging his letter of condolence on the death of General Maude. Also contains another letter of condolence to Anthony, 1916-17; 3 items
/3: Ten letters from General Bernard Hickie [from Borrisokane, county Tipperary] to Anthony and Mrs Maude. Letters give news of their son Marcus who is Hickie's acting ADC, also mention of operations and the Irish Situation, 1916-17. Also includes typescript of poem 'the last effort of the 16th Divisional Laureate' sent by Hickie; 12pp
/4: Letters, telegram and Christmas card from Marcus Maude to his parents, in one letter he mentions showing the Prince of Wales round the trenches, 1916-7. Also includes a trench-map of area near Vierstraat south of Ypres where Maude won his MC; 5 items
/5: Miscellaneous letters to Anthony Maude, including two from Sir John Ross of Bladensburg, several contain congratulations on Marcus Maude's MC, 1917; 6 items
/6: Newspaper cuttings relating to General Maude, also Remembrance Day flyer, 1917 and undated; 4 items
/7: Scrapbook assembled by the Maude family containing press cutting, letters, telegrams and other documents relating to Stanley and Marcus Maude, 1916-8.
/8: Copy of A.H. Burne's 'Mesopotamia: The Last Phase' (1936), with the publishers compliments.
/9: Copy of Francis Maude's 'The Maude Family' (1920).
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Papers mainly relate to General Sir Stanley Maude and his nephew Marcus Maude. General Maude after service on the Western Front and at Gallipoli, was sent to Mesopotamia. He reformed the Army there which had suffered its worse defeat in 150 years and pushed the Turks out of Baghdad. He died in 1917 from drinking coffee infected with cholera. Marcus Maude severed in the trenches in Flanders, and won the Military Cross for repelling a German attack while barefoot.
Physical description: 9 folders.
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