Henry Monck-Mason Moore


Henry Monck-Mason Moore

Infobox Governor-General
name =Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore


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order = 1st Governor-General of Ceylon
term_start = February 4 1948
term_end = July 6 1949
monarch = King George VI
prime_minister =
predecessor =
successor = Herwald Ramsbotham, 1st Viscount Soulbury
birth_date = 1887
birth_place =
death_date = 1964
death_place =
spouse =
profession = Civil Servant|

Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore GCMG, KStJ (1887 - 1964), was British Governor of Sierra Leone, Kenya and Ceylon.

The son of Rev. Edward William Moore, he was educated at King's College School and Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1909. He married Daphne, daughter of William John Benson in 1921.

In World War I, he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery based in Salonika from 1916 to 1919.

After serving as Governor of Sierra Leone from 1934 to 1937, he joined the Colonial Department in London as Assistant Under Secretary of State from 1937 to 1939 and Deputy Under Secretary of State from 1939 to 1940.

From 1940 to 1944, he was Governor of Kenya and then from 1944 to 1948 he was Governor of Ceylon. After the independence of Ceylon in 1948, he served as Governor General until 1950.

Awards and honours

* Awarded BA in Cambridge, 1909
* Companion of the The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG), 1931
* Knight Commander of the The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG), 1935
* Knight Grand Cross of the The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG), 1943
* Knights of Justice (KStJ) of the Venerable Order of Saint John

References

*Hankinson, C. F. J. (ed.) "Debrett's Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, 1954", Odhams Press, 1954


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