Lieutenant-Colonel Eustace Addison Maude



Eustace Addison Maude was born on 5 January 1863, son of Robert Eustace Maude and Emily Maude (nee Addison).

A gentleman cadet at Sandhurst, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) on 24 August 1887. He was made lieutenant on 16 March 1889 and captain on 16 December 1895.

Maude served in the Boer War, where, according to Hart’s Army List, he was:

…present at the relief of Kimberley; the operations in the Orange Free State from Feb. to May 1900, including engagements at Paardeberg, and actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Karree Siding, and Zand River. Also took part in the operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including engagements near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill; and in the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, 1900, including actions at Belfast (mentioned in despatches, Brevet Major).

He was appointed Brevet Major on 29 November 1900. On 9 January 1904 he was appointed major (retired pay) in the North of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry (with seniority from 29 November 1900). When the North Irish Horse was formed on 7 July 1908 he was appointed major and honorary lieutenant-colonel. He commanded B Squadron (Londonderry) from 1904 to 1912.

Maude became Lieutenant-Colonel of the North Irish Horse on 1 January 1913, a position he held until he resigned his commission on 1 July 1925. He was made brevet-colonel on 3 June 1918.

Maude died on 31 August 1932. His only son, Eustace Anthony Whaley Maude, who also served in the North Irish Horse, drowned in a yachting accident in 1919.



The first image shows Maude in the North of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry in 1905. The full image can be seen here.

The second image is sourced from the Glucksman Library, University of Limerick (P6A/5, 13D), Armstrong Collection, showing ‘Eusty’ Maude with his dogs, c. 1912-1913.