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George MORGAN

Regimental number2956A
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLengthsman
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Annie Morgan, Ballina, Braggate, Logan, Ireland
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 May 1917

FateKilled in Action 21 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'In the vicinity of BAPAUME, during the period from 14th March to 17th March, 1917, No. 2956a Private MORGAN, 31st Battalion, displayed conspicuous coolness and bravery. For two days and nights, this man, who was a rifle grenadier, was on duty at the forward bomb block in WARLENCOURT Trench, and it was partly due to his efforts with rifle grenades that the blocks were advanced. Notwithstanding heavy shelling, he remained cool and, on one occasion, after a shell had blown a bombing team of ours out, he rendered great assistance in getting the wounded away. In addition, this man has always displayed great coolness and courage in the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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