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John Ignatius Morris
Born 29 March 1842
Died 1 October 1902
Place of death Kensington, London
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch RoyalMarineBadge Royal Marines
Years of service 1859–1902
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Royal Marines

Lieutenant General John Ignatius Morris (29 March 1842 – 1 October 1902) was a Royal Marines officer who served as Deputy Adjutant-General Royal Marines.

Military careerEdit

Morris was commissioned into the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 12 May 1859.[1] He sailed in the first-rate HMS Queen off the coast of Naples in the aftermath of the Second Italian War of Independence in 1860 and then sailed off the coast of Syria during the Mount Lebanon Civil War later that year.[2] He also served as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General in the Nile Expedition in 1884.[2] He became colonel commandant of the Royal Marine Depot, Deal in 1897 [2] and Deputy Adjutant-General Royal Marines (the professional head of the Royal Marines) in March 1900[3] before retiring in June 1902.[4] He committed suicide in Kensington on 1 October 1902.[5]

ReferencesEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Tuson
Deputy Adjutant-General Royal Marines
1900–1902
Succeeded by
Sir William Wright

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