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Arthur Edward MORRIS

Regimental number2990
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address'Tahlee', 9 Toothill Street, Lewisham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, R H Morris, 'Tahlee,' 9 Toothill Street, Lewisham, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal RollAdministrative Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'When TAYLOR's DUMP was heavily shelled on 21st October, 1917, four ammunition lorries were in process of being unloaded. The road was blown up preventing the withdrawal of the lorries, six men becoming casualties. This N.C.O. rendered excellent service in the removal of the wounded, then immediately organised a party for the repair of the road. The dump containing over 40,000 rounds of ammunition, was still being heavily shelled, but by this man's coolness and perseverance the task was completed and the ammunition lorries withdrawn in safety. His initiative and devotion to duty are worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 147
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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