Lauderdale Maule

Lauderdale Maule, DL (27 March 1807 – 1 August 1854) was a Scottish soldier, the second son of the Lord Panmure.

LifeEdit

 
Monument to Lauderdale Maule and the 79th Regiment, Dean Cemetery

Born at Brechin Castle, he entered the 39th Regiment of Foot as an ensign on 24 August 1825. In 1835, he was promoted to captain in the 95th Regiment of Foot, and transferred into the 79th Regiment of Foot on 21 August 1835. He was promoted major in 1840 and lieutenant-colonel on 14 June 1842 after succeeding to command of the 79th.

He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Forfarshire in 1850, and was Member of Parliament for that shire from 1852 until 1854. He retired from the Army in 1852, but was appointed Surveyor-General of the Ordnance on 15 January 1853. During the Crimean War, while carrying out his duties at Varna, he contracted cholera, and died of the disease in a military hospital in Constantinople.

His parents lived at Barton House In Edinburgh and so he would have spent periods of leave there.

He is memorialized in Panbride Church on the east coast of Scotland.

A huge memorial to Maule and the Regiment stands at the centre of Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scottish Highland Clans and Regiments, Victorian publication
  • "Maule Family". Retrieved 13 January 2007.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord John Gordon-Hallyburton
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
1852–1854
Succeeded by
Viscount Duncan
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Berkeley
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
1853–1854
Vacant
Title next held by
Sir Henry Storks