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Henry William MORGAN

Regimental number4733
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Morgan, 73 Annie Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'Lance Corporal MORGAN has rendered conspicuous service over a long period. His initiative on many occasions has been of the greatest value. Regardless of danger, he has always been ready to volunteer for any job. During an attack near BEAUREVOIR, east of AMIENS, on 3rd October, 1918, the left flank of the company to which this man belonged, was held up by an enemy post of three machine guns and thirty men. Working round to a flank, this N.C.O. used his rifle so effectively that the post was able to be rushed from the front with only a few casualties. After the objective was captured, this N.C.O. gave very valuable assistance to his platoon commander in reconnoitring and selecting positions for the outposts, and in locating enemy posts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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