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Throsby MORELL

Date of birth1 April 1895
Place of birthKempsey New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressRoyal Military College, Duntroon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J H Morell, Bank of Commerce, Bathurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceR M College
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLT (PROV)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Staff 3rd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 23 June 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Not awarded)


Refers August- September 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

Hon Captain and Brevet Major


Recommendation date: Unspecified

Officer of the Order of the British Empire


Recommendation date: 1 January 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: January 1919

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateDied of self-inflicted injuries 27 February 1919
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialMaubeuge (Sois-le-Bois) Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Harris and Frances Helen MORELL, The Australian Bank of Commerce, Redfern, New South Wales. Native of Kempsey, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: [3387] Lt James Francis MORELL, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 June 1918; [42] Major Roy MORELL DSO, OBE, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919; [150] Captain Henry Herbert MORELL, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 16 November 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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