- George Henry Morris
Lieutenant-Colonel George Henry Morris (
16 July, 1872– 1 September, 1914) was the first commanding officerto lead an Irish Guards battalioninto battle.
He was born in
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland, the second son of Michael Morris, 1st Baron Killanin, and was educated at The Oratory School, Edgbaston. He joined The Rifle Brigadein India as Second Lieutenantin 1892, after having passed from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1897 he was appointed Adjutant of the 3rd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, a position he held for four years. He saw active service with the Tochi ValleyExpeditionary Force in 1897-98, receiving the medal with clasp. In the second Boer War he served with Damant’s Horsefrom 1901-1902, being present in operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony. He was twice Mentioned in Dispatchesand received the Queen's South Africa Medalwith four clasps. [cite book | last = Clutterbuck | first = Colonel L. A (Editor)| title = The Bond of Sacrifice | publisher = The Anglo-African Publishing Contractors | date = 1915 | ] On the conclusion of the war he rejoined the Staff College, which he had entered in 1901, and passed out in 1903. Obtaining his Majority on transfer to the Irish Guards in 1906, he was next a General Staff Officer at the Army Staff College from 1908-1911, finally becoming Lieutenant-Colonel when succeeding Charles FitzClarenceto the command of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards in July 1913.
He took the battalion to France on
August 12, 1914, at the outbreak of World War Iand was killed in action on September 1, during the Retreat from Monswhen the 4th (Guards) Brigadeformed a rear-guard for the 2nd Division in La forêt de Retznear Villers-Cotterêts. [cite book | last = Kipling | first = Rudyard | title = The Irish Guards in the Great War | publisher = Macmillan | date = 1923 | ] [cite book | last = Holmes | first = Richard | title = Riding The Retreat | publisher = Pimlico | date = 1995 | id = ISBN 978 0712 658621 ]
Colonel Morris was recognised as one of the most brilliant lecturers in the British Army, and was an authority on strategy, tactics, and military history. He was a member of the Guards' Club, the
Garrick Cluband the County Galway Club. [cite book | last = Clutterbuck | first = Colonel L. A (Editor)| title = The Bond of Sacrifice | publisher = The Anglo-African Publishing Contractors | date = 1915 | ]
April 29, 1913, he married Dora Maryan, second daughter of James Wesley Hall, of Melbourne, Australia at Westminster Cathedralin London. Their son Michael, born on July 30, 1914, succeeded as Lord Killanin when his uncle Martin Henry FitzPatrick Morris, 2nd Baron Killanindied in 1927 without an heir.
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