Lieut. Colonel James Sparrow Mordaunt

Born1843 Gatcombe Court, Flax Bourton, Somerset
Died1927 Adderbury, co. Oxon

Life Events

1872Married Harriett Theresa Gibbs in Clifton Hampden
1874Birth of daughter Harriet Emily Mordaunt
1875Birth of daughter Mildred Dorothea Mordaunt
1879Birth of daughter Helen Mary Mordaunt
1881Birth of son John Francis Cumberlege Mordaunt MC
1886Birth of son Charles Stanley Mordaunt
1925Death of wife Harriett Theresa Gibbs

Biography and Notes

1st son of John Mordaunt and brother of Mildred Gibbs. Baptised at Long Ashton, Somerset, 14 November 1843 and baptised at Long Ashton, Somerset. Educated at Elstree school. Buried at Adderbury. Memorial Inscription in churchyard there. Will proved 28 January 1927.

Sparrow the maiden name of his father's mother. Entered the Indian army 1860 in the Regiment which from 1862 to 1881 was the 109th Bombay Infantry. Lieut. 1862; Capt. 1872; Major 1881; retired 1882 as Honorary Lieut.-Colonel. Commanded 2 expeditions from Aden against the Arabs 1864-5 and served in the action of Bir Said and the capture of Shugra.