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Basil Moorhouse MORRIS

Date of birth19 December 1888
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressFort Largs, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W C Morris, 'Berhampier', Wahroonga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Staff 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 13 December 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


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

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


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

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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