Algernon Moreing

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Algernon Henry Moreing (30 September 1889 – 22 October 1974) was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Buckrose 1918-22, and Camborne 1922-23 and 1924-29.

Early Life[edit]

Moreing was born in September 1889, in London, England, to Helena (born in the North West Province of India) & Charles, a civil & mining engineer originally from New South Wales, Australia (1911 Census, England). He was educated at Winchester School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He became a partner in his father's mining engineers firm, Messrs Berwick, Moreing & Co.

World War I[edit]

Early in the war he was commissioned into the 283rd (London) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force, & saw active service with the British Expeditionary Force in France with its Ammunition Column; on 20 June 1916 he was appointed Officer Commanding of No.3 Section, 56th (London) Divisional Ammunition Column. He was discharged from the R.F.A. at the end of his military career with the rank of Captain. (Medal Index Card, & 56th Div. Ammo Col War Diary WO/95/2941 at The National Archive, Kew, Surrey).

Political Career[edit]

Moreing was first elected to Parliament in 1918 for Buckrose in Yorkshire, switching to Camborne in Cornwall in 1922. He was a Liberal who supported the Coalition government led by Lloyd George. At the 1923 election, following Liberal unification, he stood as the official Liberal candidate. However, he lost his seat to an Independent Liberal candidate, Leif Jones. After the election he supported Winston Churchill's efforts to revive the Conservative/Liberal coalition. He fought the 1924 election as a Constitutionalist and regained his seat from Leif Jones. After the election he took the Conservative whip. In 1929, standing as a Conservative, he lost it once again to Jones.

Death[edit]

He died in Suffolk, England, in October 1974

Moreing's brother, Adrian Moreing, was also a mining engineer and Member of Parliament.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Luke White
Member of Parliament for Buckrose
19181922
Succeeded by
Guy Gaunt
Preceded by
Francis Acland
Member of Parliament for Camborne
1922 – 1923
Succeeded by
Leif Jones
Preceded by
Leif Jones
Member of Parliament for Camborne
19241929
Succeeded by
Leif Jones