Lt Col Percy Wilfrid Machell

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Percy Wilfrid Machell, CMG, DSO, the Essex Regiment. Son of the late Canon Machell and the Honourable Emma Machell, sister of 8th Lord Middleton. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the 56th (Essex Regiment) on 10 May 1882. In 1884-5 he served in the Nile Expeditionary Force (medal with clasp and bronze star). Attached to the Egyptian Army in 1886, he was in command at the capture of Fort Khor Moussa (Order of the Osmanieh, 4th class); operations round Suakin and action of Gemaizah, 1888 (clasp, horse shot); Sudan, 1889-91, Toski Expedition, Brigade-Major No. 2 Column; capture of Tokar (clasp, and clasp on bronze star, Medjidie, 4th class); helped to raise and commanded 12th Sudanese Battalion, 1891-95; Inspector General Egyptian Coastguard, 1896; Adviser to the Ministry of Interior, Egypt, 1898-1906; (Grand Cordon of the Medjidie, 1902), (C.M.G., 1906). Married in 1905 Lady Valda Gleichen, Daughter of Admiral Prince Victor of Hohenlohe Langenbur, G.C.B., Royal Navy. Awarded the CMG in 1906. Raised, trained and commanded the 11th (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale), Border Regiment 1914-16, and was commanding the Battalion in France when he was killed in action in the advance on the Leipzig Salient on the 1st Day of the Battle of the Somme. Awarded the DSO on 5 Jun 1916 shortly before his death. Buried in grave A. 17. of the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery, Warloy-Baillon, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
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P W Machell, Lieut Col 56th Essex Regt 1882. Commd 12th Sudanese 1892-95. Adviser to Ministry of Interior Egypt 1898-1906. Raised and Commd 11th (S) Bn Border Regt (Lonsdale) 1914. Killed in Action Somme 1st July 1916.

Percy Wilfrid Machell

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