Thursday, October 23, 2014

Confirmed: Prince Maximilian dead

October 23, 1914

Prince Maximilian of Hesse, second eldest son of Princess Friedrich Karl of Hesse, youngest sister of the German Emperor, was "mortally wounded" on October 12 "in the hard fighting" near Mont Descats, according to the New York Times.

The dispatch from London was based on a report issued today by the Official Information Bureau.   

The 20-year-old Prince was buried on the "grounds of the monastery crowning" Mont Descats with three British officers and several German soldiers.

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