Lord John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton of Bank, GBE KCB QC PC FRAS FRS

Lord John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton of Bank, GBE KCB QC PC FRAS FRS

Male 1844 - 1921

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  • Name  Lord John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton of Bank, GBE KCB QC PC FRAS FRS 
    Title  Lord 
    Suffix  Baron Moulton of Bank, GBE KCB QC PC FRAS FRS 
    Born  18 Nov 1844  Madeley, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  1863 - 1868 
    Cambridge scholar - St John's College. Senior Wrangler & Smith's Prize. Once said to be one of the 12 most intelligent men in the UK. He was a Cambridge Apostle.  
    Event  Awarded the French Legion Of Honour for his work in establising international co-operation in measuring electrical quantities 
    Event  Was known to have corresponded with Charles Darwin 
    Event  1906 
    Appointed Lord Justice on Court Appeal & Privy Councillor 
    Occupation  1885 - 1906 
    Liberal MP for Clapham (1885), South Hackney (1894), Launceston in Cornwall (1896-1906). Backed Gladstone in his efforts to establish Irish Home Rule  
    Event  1911 
    Shortly after the death of his second wife he was living with Sylvia and 10 servants at 57 Onslow Square, South Kensington. 
    Event  1912 
    Entered the House of Lords with a life peerage and the title Baron Moulton of Bank (in Hampshire). Also made Lord of Appeal-in-Ordinary (or a Law Lord) in August 1912. 
    War  1914 - 1916 
    Chairman of the committee advising on the supply of explosives for the British War effort, known as 'A6'. Then appointed Director-General of the Explosives Department. The challenge being the superiority of the Germans in supplies, particularly of high explosives. He was responsible for putting into production the first of the great national war factories at Oldbury, Avonmouth and Gretna. The Oldbury factory was producing the first cases of TNT only 3 months after the site was first dug.  
    Event  1915 - 1917 
    1915 - Awarded the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
    1917 - Made Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Etoile Noir (France), Order of Leopold (Belgium) and last person to receive the Order of the White Eagle Russia) 
    Occupation  Mathematician, Barrister, Judge & Politician 
    War  1917 
    Ordered to produce poisonous gasses against his better judgement. 
    Died  9 Mar 1921  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1044  Fidgen
    Last Modified  18 Jan 2018 

    Father  James Egan Moulton,   b. 1806, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1866, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine Fiddian,   b. 17 Oct 1802, Tividale, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855 
    Married  22 Aug 1833  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F133  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Clara Hertz,   b. 1836, Soho, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1888, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Apr 1875  Hanover Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Major Hugh Lawrence Fletcher-Moulton, MC,   b. 1 Apr 1876, S Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1962, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  16 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F323  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary May Davis,   b. 10 Feb 1870, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1909, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 May 1901  Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sylvia May Fletcher-Moulton, CBE, JP,   b. 15 Jun 1902, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1989, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2018 
    Family ID  F611  Group Sheet

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