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John Dalrymple Maitland

Record type: War Memorials

Parish: Braddan

Town / Village residence: Union Mills

Biography: 2nd Lieutenant, 9th Duke of Wellington Regiment. Killed in action at Boesinche near Ypres on the 21st February 1916 aged 24 years. Only son of the Speaker of the House of Keys Dalrymple Maitland J.P., C.P. and Great Grandson of James Dalrymple. Extract from the Isle of Man Times, 26 February 1916, p. 7, ”A telegram was received on Thursday by Mr D. Maitland (Speaker of the House of Keys) that his only son, Lieut. John Maitland, of the Duke of Wellington’s Own Regiment, has been missing since Monday, after an engagement in France. Lieut. Maitland, who is 24 years of age, enlisted as a private at the outbreak of war. He had passed through Cambridge, and had just taken his degree as an English barrister. Great sympathy will be felt for the Speaker and Miss Woodhead in their anxiety, and it is hoped that some news of the missing young man will soon come to hand.”

Gender: Male

External sources: Brook Moar

Memorial: Dalrymple Maitland Memorial Hall, Union Mills (21 February 1916)


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