Henry Monck-Mason Moore
|Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore|
|1st Governor-General of Ceylon|
4 February 1948 – 6 July 1949
|Succeeded by||Herwald Ramsbotham, 1st Viscount Soulbury|
The son of Rev. Edward William Moore, he was educated at Rokeby Preparatory School, King's College School, Wimbledon and Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1909. 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.
He married Daphne, daughter of William John Benson in 1921. He was the brother of the psychoanalyst Sylvia Payne.
Awards and honours
- Awarded a BA degree in Cambridge University, 1909
- Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG), 1931
- Knight Commander of The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG), 1935
- Knight Grand Cross of The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG), 1943
- Knights of Justice (KStJ) of the Venerable Order of Saint John
- Hankinson, C. F. J. (ed.) Debrett's Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, 1954, Odhams Press, 1954
Sir Arnold Hodgson
|Governor of Sierra Leone
Sir Douglas Jardine
Sir Robert Brooke-Popham
|Governor of Kenya
Sir Philip Euen Mitchell
Sir Andrew Caldecott
|Governor of Ceylon
|New creation||Governor-General of Ceylon
The Lord Soulbury
- "List of colonial govenrors". Wikipedia.