George Digby Morant R.N.
George Digby Morant R.N.

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George Digby Morant R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of George Morant (1814-1874) of the Grenadier Guards
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
8 August 1837 Born (Dublin)
18 September 1866 Married at Kingston-on-Thames, Sophia Georgiana (1847-1911), youngest daughter of George William Eyres (1801-1865), Lieutenant Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
9 November 1901 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
13 February 1921 Died (London)
WikipediaExternal link
Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant (1864-1902), an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal, claimed to be his illegitimate son
Obituary in the Times newspaper
25 May 1801Retired Admiral
1850Entered Navy
15 May 1858Lieutenant
6 February 1866Commander
13 February 1873Captain
1 January 1889Rear Admiral
20 June 1895Vice Admiral
13 March 1901Admiral
Date fromDate toService
21 January 1859 Additional Lieutenant in Calcutta, commanded by William King Hall, flagship of Rear-Admiral Michael Seymour, East Indies and China
9 August 1859 Lieutenant in Highflyer, commanded by Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell, East Indies and China
11 July 1862 Lieutenant in Edgar, commanded by Fitzgerald Algernon Charles Foley, flagship of Rear-Admiral Sidney Colpoys Dacres, Mediterranean
8 March 1864 Lieutenant in Blenheim, commanded by Thomas Henry Mason, Coast Guard, Pembroke
23 November 1864 Lieutenant and commander in Grasshopper, China
11 April 187030 August 1871Commander in Enterprise (until paying off at Sheerness), Mediterranean
16 February 187213 February 1873Commander in Cockatrice, Mediterranean, and on the River Danube
1873October 1878Inspector of Irish Lights
10 October 18787 October 1882Captain in Valorous, particular service
(1883)1884Captain in Achilles, Channel squadron
14 February 18841887Commodore in Victor Emanuel, Commodore-in-Charge of dockyard and naval establishments, Hong Kong
22 January 18877 January 1889Superintendent of Pembroke Dockyard
January 18901892Supervisor of fitting of ships built by contract under the Naval Defence Act, 1889
25 January 18922 September 1895Superintendent of Chatham dockyard

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