- John Morris, Baron Morris of Borth-y-Gest
In 1914, with the beginning of the
First World War, Morris served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliersuntil its end. He reached the rank of captainand was awarded a Military Cross.
He was educated at
Harvardand Trinity Hall, Cambridgewhere he was President of the Cambridge Union Societyin 1919. He was called to the Bar at Inner Templein 1921 and joined the Northern Circuit. He became a KCin 1925. He was also Judge of Appealin the Isle of Manfrom 1938 to 1947 - the youngest ever to hold such position.
Invested to the
Privy Councilin 1951, he was Lord Justice of Appealfrom 1951 to 1960.On 7 January 1960, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinaryand was made additionally a life peerwith the title Baron Morris of Borth-y-Gest, of Borth-y-Gest in the County of Caernarvonshire. In 1975, he retired as Lord of Appeal and became a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour.
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