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

Robert Maude was born 6 September 1890, London

The first son of Robert Henry Maude, 5th Viscount Hawarden and Caroline Anna Mary (née Ogle).

Whitehill Chase, Hants

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 nurse.

St.Michael's. Now an NHS Care Home.

At the 1911 Census Robert, now 10, was at prep: school - St.Michael's, Westgate by Sea, Kent. He was at Winchester College when his father died and he succeeded to the titles of 6th Viscount Hawarden and 8th Baronet Maude and 6th Baron de Montalt of Hawarden in 1908.

Tom Quadrangle, Christ Church college, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. CC BY SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons

Christ Church College, Oxford followed then the Coldstream Guards.

He was Gazetted 2nd Lieut. Coldstream Guards 3 February 1911 and promoted Lieut. 10 Sept 1913.

He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 12 August 1914.

Coldstream Guards at the Battle of Landrecies 25 August 1914. Image courtesy of BritishBattles.com

Hawarden died of wounds received in action at Landrecies on the night of the 25th-26th August.

Probate was granted to his mother, The Right Honourable Caroline Anna Mary Viscountess Hawarden. There was a mess bill of 8s 6d and his servant's wages to pay. 

He left over £25,000 in his will.

Research by David Tattersfield and Jonathan Vernon.

Image courtesy: Great War Forum

Text courtesy: Christ Church College, Oxford and UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919; England Census of 1891, 1901 and 1911; UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929..

Additional photograph of Sir Robert as a boy from Find A Grave.

Painting of the Battle of Landrecies from BritishBattles.com