|Sir Thomas Lethbridge Napier Morland|
Lt-Gen Sir Thomas Lethbridge Napier Morland
|Born||August 9, 1865|
|Died||May 21, 1925(aged 59)|
|Years of service||1884 – 1923|
2nd Infantry Brigade|
Army of the Rhine
|Battles/wars||First World War|
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George|
Distinguished Service Order
Born in Montreal, Canada East, Morland was the son of Thomas Morland and Helen Servante. Educated at Charterhouse School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Morland was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1884.
He later served in Nigeria, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and being appointed Commanding Officer of the West African Field Force in 1900. From 1905 to 1909, he was Inspector-General of the West African Field Force. In 1910, he was promoted to brigadier general and given command of 2nd Infantry Brigade, a position he held until the outbreak of the First World War.
He then became General Officer Commanding 47th Division, then GOC of 14th Division and then GOC of 5th Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1915, and commanded X Corps through to April 1918. During this time, he was one of Plumer's corps commanders at the Battle of Messines.
At the end of the war, he took command of XIII Corps, a position he held until 1920, when he was promoted and made commander-in-chief of the British Army of the Rhine. Two years later, he was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Aldershot Command and promoted to full general. He retired the following year, in 1923.
Morland died on 21 May 1925 and was buried in the English cemetery at Villeneuve, Montreux.
In 1890, he married Mabel St. John, with whom he had two daughters.
In popular culture
Morland was portrayed by Eric Carte in the 2006 BBC docudrama The Somme - From Defeat to Victory.
- (French) Michel Veyron, Dictionnaire canadien des noms propres, p.449
- Thomas Morland at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
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|General Officer Commanding the 5th Division
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|Commander-in-Chief of the British Army of the Rhine
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|GOC-in-C Aldershot Command
1922 – 1923
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