Captain George Morgan Garro-Jones

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1894 Sep 14 born in Zion Hill House, Trefgarn, Pembs, only son of David Garro-Jones , Congl. minister, and Sarah (née Griffiths ) Haverfordwest Vol 11a. p1152 ; surname changed to Trefgarne by Deed Poll, 1954

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1911 census the family is at Fernbank 83 North Road Milford Haven

1911 He is at achool in Caterham School, Caterham Valley, Surrey

1913 -1914 served in the Denbighshire Yeomanry

1915 in France with the 10th South Wales Borderers

1915 - 1917 Royal Flying Corps. becoming an honorary captain in the Royal Air Force .

1915 Nov 6 The undermentioned temporary Second Lieutenant to be temporary Lieutenant: — George M. Garro-Jones. Gazette

1916 Sep 27. Flying Officer Observer. Temp. Lt. G. M. Garro-Jones, S. Wales Borders., and to be transfd. to Gen. List.

1917 Oct 22 Asst. Instrs. in Gunnery.—(Graded as Equipment Officers, 2nd Cl.)—From Asst. Instrs. in Gunnery (graded as Equipment Officers, 3rd Cl.). Temp. Lt. G. M. Garro-Jones, Gen. List from a Flying Officer (Observer).. Gazette

1917 Dec 18 Instrs. in Gunnery (graded as Equipment Officers, 1st Cl.). From Asst. Instrs. in Gunnery (graded as Equipment Officers, 2nd Cl.):- Temp. Capt. (without the pay or allowances of that rank) G. M. Garro-Jones, Gen. List, and to be temp. C'apt. (with pay and allowances of that rank) whilst so empld. Gazette

1918 Dec 18 Technical Branch , Lt. (actg. Capt.) G. M Garro-Jones to be graded for purposes of pay as Capt. (Grade B.) whilst empld. as Capt. Gazette

1918 he went to America as advisory officer to the U.S. Air Service

1919-1921 Private Secretary to Sir Hamar Greenwood (Lord Greenwood) while at Home Office, at Department of Overseas Trade, and while Chief Secretary for Ireland; Worked in the Irish Office in London producing spin for the consumption of the Press.

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An incident involved the bizarre attempt to fake a military engagement in County Kerry (reported as the 'Battle of Tralee').The press-release included photographs of the purported scene of the battle. These were republished in a number of Irish and English papers before the actual location was identified as Vico Road in Dalkey, a quiet seaside Dublin suburb.The entire event had been staged by Pollard and Captain Garro-Jones, and was without foundation.In December 1920 in the House of Commons, the Government was forced to admit that the photographs and a contemporary, (though unreleased) newsreel were fake (I have not been able to find this parlimentary reference)

The suposed 'battle' took place on the 12 November 1920? The Illustrated London News of 27 November 1920 has a photograph which purports to portray the aftermath of this engagement, the write up beneath it has the following: 'The above photograph is typical of the state of things in the country. It was taken during the "battle of Tralee" where a convoy of R.I.C. Cadets was ambushed by Republicans. Three Sinn Feiners were killed and one cadet was wounded. The cadet and two of the Sinn Feiners are seen lying in the road.' T Ryle Dwyer's book 'Tans, Terror and Troubles. Kerry's Real Fighting Story 1913-1923' has an account and states that locally it was known as the 'Battle of Ballymacelligott'.

1922 He published Jurisdiction of the railway rates tribunal

1923 he was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1923 and was at the same time London editor of the Daily Dispatch , resigning after two years when he became M.P.

1922 contested Bethnal Green, 1922

1923 contested South Hackney, 1923

1924 general election he was elected Liberal MP for Hackney South in 1924, gaining the seat from Labour.

1928 he went to Nigeria as a member of the Empire Parliamentary Delegation to inquire into trade conditions there

1929 He stood down at the 1929 election and shortly afterwards joined the Labour Party.

1935 He was elected Labour MP for Aberdeen North at the 1935 general election, holding the seat until 1945.

1935 he published his war experiences in Ventures and visions

1939 Meanwhile he commenced practice as a barrister on the South Wales Circuit

1939 For three years he was parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Production

1940 May 9 he married Elizabeth Churchill , and had three sons and one daughter.

1942 Member of Departmental Committee on Electoral Machinery

1942–45 Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Production,;

1942-45 concurrently deputy chairman of the Radio Board , chairman of the Television Advisory Committee

1946-49 chairman of the Colonial Development Corporation from its inception in 1947, retiring in 1950 after the failure of the Gambia Egg Scheme

1947 Jan 1 New Year Honours George Morgan Garro-Jones, M.P. for South Hackney, 1924-29, and for Aberdeen, 1935-45, Parliamentary Sec. Ministry of Production, 1942-45, for political and public services. 1st Baron Trefgarne of Cleddau

1952  Jun 10 arrived in New York

1954 he assumed by deed poll the surname of Trefgarne.

1955 Mar 22. Arrived in Plymouth, Devon

1955 arrived at Port Alberni, BC, Canada

1958 rejoined the Liberals

1960 Sep 27 Died. He was succeeded in the title by his son David, a Conservative government minister.b 31 March 1941

British Intelligence at Dublin Castle