Henry Manvers Moorsom (1840-1915)

The son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Moorsom of the Royal Scots Fusilier Guards, of Airey Hill, Whitby, Henry Manvers Moorsom left Radley in 1854, entereingthe Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1854, and was awarded the Sword of Honour in 1857. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1857, being Lieutenant-Colonel in 1883 and Colonel in 1888. He retired in 1896. He served in the China War in 1860, including the capture of the Taku Forts and the surrender of Pekin. He was an instructor at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from 1877 to 1884. In 1905 he was awarded an additional pension for distinguished service. In 1869 he married Ada Florence, daughter of T. Hall Chapman. He died at Brighton on 5th May, 1915. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Image and text by Clare Sargent

Formatting by George P. Landow

Courtesy St. Peter's College, Radley