Colonel Sir George Maude KCB

George Ashley Maude was born in 1817 and commissioned into the Royal Artillery. He was a captain in the Crimean War where he was wounded. He commanded ā€˜Iā€™ Troop, in the cavalry division, which led the advance on 19 Sep 1854. In Sep 1856 he was military assistant in the mission to the coronation of Czar Alexander II of Russia. He was then crown equerry of the Royal Mews in London from 1859 to 1894. In 1887 he was elevated from CB to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB). Colonel Maude died in 1894. In this 1856 photo he wears the pre-modern dress uniform of the RHA and Crimean medal with two visible clasps.

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