|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Motor bus proprietor|
|Address||145 Dowling Street, East Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs J E Venn, 145 Dowling street East, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3366A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||41|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No 14), France|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Major and Emily Major MOREY. Native of New Zealand|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Reallotted Regimental Number 3366A.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 12916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Missing in action, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 2 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Base Records wrote to sister, Mrs J. VENN, 7 October 1920, seeking clarification over which religious emblem [ Cross or Star of David] was 'to be incised on the headstone erected over the late soldier's grave'. Sister replied, from San Francisco, USA, 21 November 1920, saying that she wished 'to have the cross incised on the head stone of my late brothers [sic] grave'.Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MOREY Gilbert Major|