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Major Wilfred Stuart Atheston Hales Pakenham Mahon



During his military service Stuart Hales attained the rank of Major, was mentioned in dispatches and was decorated with the Russian Order of St. Anne for gallantry, he is seen here with the medal and sword of that order. The sword is still in display at Strokestown House. His son Nicholas Hales Pakenham Mahon was also a military man and served in the Grenadier Guards. He died in March 2012 and his obituary can be read here

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