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Morton Herbert Knaggs, Col.

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Elizabeth Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands
Death: March 4, 1948 (77)
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Burial: Waterville, Kerry, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Knaggs, Lt-Col, RAMC and Emma Lawrence Knaggs
Father of Betty Knaggs
Brother of Ida Florence McSwiney (Knaggs); Annie Knaggs; William Henry Edward Knaggs; Marian Louisa Knaggs; Amy (Daisy) Knaggs, R R C, Q A I M N S and 1 other

Occupation: Army Ordnance Department - Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office. Dated 6 Oct 1914.
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About Morton Herbert Knaggs, Col.

Who's Who - Obituary

  • Born 1871 s of Col. H. Knaggs R.A.M.C.
  • Knaggs, Col. Morton Herbert C.M.G.
  • 1918 late Army Ordnance Dept
  • Served S. African War 1900-2 (despatches, Queens Medal & 3 clasps, kings medal & 2 clasps)
  • Assistant Director at War Office 1916-19;
  • District Officer Bureau de Liquidation de Materiel de Guerre, Germany 1920-22.
  • Club United services.
  • Died 4 March 1948 (in a Dublin Nursing Home. Interred in the cemetary at Waterville, Co. Kerry.)

1871 April 2: Census, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

  • Emma Lawrence, age 34, wife
  • Henry Knaggs, Army Medical Surgeon, age 35
  • Edith Alice Constance Knaggs, daughter, age 11, born Brompton, England
  • Ida Florence Knaggs, daughter, age 10, born Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
  • Annie Knaggs, daughter, age 8, born Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
  • William Henry Edward Knaggs, son, age 6, born Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
  • Amy (Daisy) Knaggs, daughter, age 4, born Manchester, England
  • Marian Louisa Knaggs, daughter, age 2, born Canada
  • Morton Herbert Knaggs, son, age 2 months, born Elizabeth Castle, Jersey.

1881 Census Hastings St Mary in the Castle, Sussex, England

  • Elizabeth

Annie Knaggs Ernest H. Knaggs Ann Knaggs Jones Morton H. (10) Nephew - scholar - address 209 St. Georges road, -----------------------------------

1891 Census

Morton H Knaggs, Visitor (Boarder) at Bourton on the Water, Registration District, Stow -on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, Aged 20

1891 Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Source: British Army Lists "Morton Herbert Knaggs===

2nd battalion

1st Lieutenants born 6 Jan 1871 2nd lieutenant 25 Mar 1891

1895 1st lieutenant 30 Nov 1893

1898 Lt Knaggs served with the Dongola Expeditionary Force under Sir Herbert Kitchener in 1896 with the 1st battalion North Staffs regiment (British Medal, Khedive’s Medal with Clasp) (operations of 19th Sept)

1899 as above

IAL 1899 Acting Paymaster

IAL 1900 as above plus qualifications for

Acting paymaster

Employment in the Transport Branch of the Commissariat Dept


1900 Captain 28 Oct 1899

1904 Brevet Major 21 Mar 1900

Major 22 Aug 1902

Served in the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902; took part in operation in Orange Free State in February to May 1900, including actions in Karree Siding, Vet River and Zand River; in Transvaal in May 1900, including actions near Johannesburg; in Transvaal, west of Pretoria, September and October 1900; and in Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902 (mentioned in despatches, Brevet Major, Medal with two clasps).

IAL 1904 22 Aug 02 Artillery College

1905 Army Ordnance Department, Aldershot 16 Feb 1904

1905 2nd quarter Registration of Marriage

in Uxbridge, Middlesex, of Morton Herbert Knaggs and (Spouse name available after 1911)..............
  • Other names listed: Frank Osborn, Constance Mary Stilwell, Agnes Ethel White
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1906 Ordnance Officer 4th Class

1907 Ordnance Officer 3rd Class Woolwich Arsenal 14 Aug 1907

1910 as above 14 Mar 1909

1913 as above Egypt

13 Oct 1914 - The Times Supplement 15 Oct p 2 Major Morton H Knaggs, Army Ordnance Department, to be a Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office. Dated 6 Oct 1914.

26 Jan 1915 The Times p 5 - At the War Office - Assistant Director. Lieutenant Colonel Morton H Knaggs, Army Ordnance Department, from a Deputy Assistant Director. Dated 5 Jan 1915 1916 Lieutenant Colonel

June 11 1918 - The Times (London): "The King has been pleased to give direction for the following promotions and appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George for services rendered in connection with Military Operations in the field. "C.M.G." Lt. Colonel and Battalion Colonel Morton Herbert Knaggs, A.O.D."

1921 Despatches, London Gazette 10 Sep 1901, 29 Jul 1902, 6 Jul 1918 (not seen)

1924 absent"

Morton spent some of the last years of his life living at The Butler Arms in Waterville, Co. Kerry, Irish Free State (Ireland), with beautiful views of the Atlantic ocean and the Kerry coast. (The same hotel where Charlie Chaplin and his family stayed).

"Knaggs-On March 4 1948, at a private nursing home, Dublin, Colonel Morton Herbert Knaggs, C.M.G. of Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville, Co. Kerry, but late North Staffordshie Regiment. Funeral today (Saturday) at 3 o'clock to Waterville Cemetery. [Source: The Times 6 March 1948]

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Morton Herbert Knaggs, Col.'s Timeline

January 6, 1871
Jersey, Channel Islands
October 6, 1914
Age 43
Army Ordnance Dept, War Office, London
March 4, 1948
Age 77
Dublin, Ireland
Waterville, Kerry, Ireland