Thom's Irish Who's Who/Perceval, Major-Gen. Sir Edward Maxwell


PERCEVAL, Major-Gen. Sir Edward Maxwell, K.C.B. (1922), C.B. (1915), D.S.O. (1900); son of the late Gen. John Maxwell Perceval, C.B., of Dillon, Downpatrick, Ireland; b. 1861; educ. at Royal Academy, Gosport, and at R.M.A.; entered R.A., 1880; became Capt., 1888, Major, 1898, Lieut.-Col., 1905, Brevet Col., 1908; Col., 1909, and Major-Gen., 1915; retired, 1920; served in S. Africa, 1899-1902, present at actions of Stormberg and Wittebergen, and operations in Transvaal and Orange River Colonies (wounded, despatches. Queen's medal with three clasps. King's medal with two clasps, D.S.O.), in command of 1st Batt. Imperial Yeo„ and during European War, 1914-15, Comdg. R.A., 2nd Division, and as Sub. Ch. of the Gen. Staff, and subsequently Comdg. a Division (wounded, despatches, C.B., Maj.-Gen., 4th class St. Vladimir Order, Order of Leopold of Belgium; Croix de Guerre, 1st class of Order of Avis of Portugal); was an Instructor at Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1897-8, a Ch. Instructor there, 1903, a D.A.A.G. at Headquarters. 1904-5, D.A.A.G., Staff College, 1908-9, a Gen. Staff Officer (1st Grade) at Staff College, 1909-12, and Assistant Director of Movements at Head Quarters, 1912-13, and in command of a R.A. Division. 1913-15; Comdg. a Division in France, 1915-17; at home, 1917-19; Comdg. Troops at Folkestone. 1919; m. 1st, 1894. Marian (d. 1895), dau. of R. L. Bowles, M.D.; 2nd, 1906, Korah, dau. of the late Rear-Admiral Richard Mayne, C.B., M.P. Res.: The Grange, Farnham, Surrey.