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DEATH OF GENERAL MAUDE.

(By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) (.Australian an d N.Z. Cablo Association.) LONDON, November 19. Tho. "War Office reports that Lieu-tenant-General Sir Stanley Maude died in Mesopotamia, after a brief illness.

Lieutcnant-General Sir Frederick Stanley Alaudo, the youngest son of the lato Sir F. Maude, G.C.8., V.C., was born in 18(34. iie was educated at Jiitou, and afterwards at Sandhurst. In 1831 he entered the Army. He abtained his majority 189'J; LieutenantColonel, 1907; Coionel, 1911; MajorGeneral and Divisional Commander, 1915. Ho served in the Soudan campaign of 1885, for which ho received a modal with clasp and tho Khedive's Star, and also served, in the South African war in 1899-1901, taking part in actions in the Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Cape Colony, for which ho was mentioned in dispatches, and received tho Queen's Medal with six clasps and the D.S.O. early in the present conflict, in 1914-15, he was live times mentioned in dispatches, was wounded, and was made a C.B. He was Military Secretary to the Governor-' General of Canada in 1901-4, and private secretary to the Secretary of State for "War in 1905. After the fall of Kut-el-Amara, early in 1915, General Maude was appointed to the command of the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, and it was due to his masterly operations that the British forces on March 11th, 1916, captured Bagdad. In announcing this success in tho House of Commons the next day Mr Bonar Law said there was overy reason to believe that two-thirds of tne Turks' artillery had fallen into the hands of the British or had been thrown into the Tigris. He added this comment: —"General Maude in these operations has completed his victory by a pursuit of 110 miles in fifteen days, during which the Tigris was crossed three times. This pursuit was conducted in a country destitute of supplies, despite the commencement of tho summer heat. Such operations could be carried out in such a country only after tho most careful arrangements made for the supply of tho troops thoroughly nnd systematically had been effected. Tho fact that General Maude not only lias been able to feed the army, provide it with munitions, and assuro proper attention for the sick and wounded, but has been able to_ report that he is satisfied he can provide for the necessities of his army in Bagdad, the greatest credit on all concerned.

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DEATH OF GENERAL MAUDE., Press, Volume LIII, Issue 16064, 21 November 1917

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DEATH OF GENERAL MAUDE. Press, Volume LIII, Issue 16064, 21 November 1917

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