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26 August 1914 : Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden

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Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden was born on 6 September 1890. He was the son of Robert Henry Maude, 5th Viscount Hawarden and Caroline Anna Mary Ogle. At the time of the 1901 Census the family of three, parents and 7 month old Robert, lived at White Hill Chase, Hants with four domestic servants: cook, parlour maid, house maid and n…


'The Life of General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien' with Athur Aston

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Smith-Dorrien held senior commands in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War. He commanded II Corps at the Battle of Mons, the first major action fought by the BEF, and the Battle of Le Cateau, where he fought a vigorous and successful defensive action contrary to the wishes of the Commander-in-Chief Sir John French, with …


13 November: Soldiers of the Empire by Prof Peter Stanley

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'Soldiers of the Empire' international, intercultural encounters in the Great War, then and now by Professor Peter Stanley (University of New South Wales at Australian Defence Force Academy)  Peter Stanley looks at the ways the Great War opened up connections between parts of the British Empire and its peoples, suggesting how the war created con…