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EarleMaxwellCaptainEARLE, MAXWELL, Captain, was born 6 April, 1871, son of Captain Charles William Earle and Maria Theresa Villiers. He was gazetted to the Grenadier Guards 4 March 1891; served in the Matabele War, 1893 (Medal); became Lieutenant 23 January 1896, and Captain 12 July 1899. Captain Earle served in the South African War 22 October 1899 to 16 March, 1900, employed with the Military Police (graded Staff Captain), and took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin and Modder River; He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, and for the action at Belmont was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Maxwell Earle, Captain, Grenadier Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 29 October 1901. He was Brigade Major, Brigade of Guards, and 9th Brigade, 4th Army Corps, 1 January 1904 to 9 July 1905; Brigade Major, 1st (Foot Guards) Brigade, Aldershot Army Corps, 10 July 1905 to 31 December 1907; was promoted to Major 20 July 1907; GS03, War Office, 1 April to 30 December 1910; GSO2, War Office, 31 December 1910 to 31 March 1914; employed with Canadian Forces 3 June to 8 July 1914. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 5 August 1914, and served in the European War in 1914 and 1915; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 11 September 1914; wounded and mentioned in Despatches, and taken prisoner. He was created a CMG in 1918; became Colonel 5 August 1918; is a GSO, 1st Grade; has the 3rd Class Order of the Red Eagle of Prussia, and the Silver Medal of the Society for Saving Life from Fire. Colonel Earle married the Honourable Edith Elizabeth Loch, daughter of the 1st Baron Loch and Elizabeth, daughter of the Honourable E E Villiers and niece of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, and they had three children.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Grenadier Guards
EarleMaxwellSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsGrenadier Guards
EarlePhilip Johannes PetrusPrisoner number: 15795
Captured: Welgelegen 02 Jun 1900
Sent to: South Africa, Green Point
Age: 48
Address: Welgelegen
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum 2016
Boer Forces
EarleR2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
EarleRDemise: Died 18 May 1901
Place: Buffelshill?
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Field Intelligence Department
EarleR GLieutenantMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4841. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Royal Engineers
EarleRobert GilmourLieutenantQSA and KSA issued 10 Mar 1903. MiD by Kitchener 23 Jun 1902.


TNA ref 160/42; 155/14; 315/88
Royal Engineers, Field Troop, 3rd
EarleSCaptain2nd Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 28-11-1899
Place: Modder River
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Coldstream Guards
EarleSSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
EarleSydneyCaptainHe was killed in action at the battle of Modder River, November 28th, 1899. He was born January 1865, educated at Marlborough, and entered the King's (Liverpool) Regiment May 9th, 1885, was transferred to the Coldstream Guards as Lieutenant May 20th, 1885, being promoted Captain July 27th, 1896. He was appointed DAAG for instruction, Home District, September 10th 1898, and in October 1899, proceeded to South Africa as a Special Service Officer. It is stated that Captain Earle was shot dead by a wounded Boer to whom he was offering his water bottle. His name is inscribed on a tablet which has been placed in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all Marlburians who fell in the war.
Source: Donner
Coldstream Guards
EarleT1st Battalion. 2nd Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
EarleT1st Battalion. Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
EarleT146Private / TrooperFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8First City Volunteers
EarleT W3373DriverFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879. 6th Brigade, M BatteryRoyal Artillery
EarleWSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsLancashire Fusiliers
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