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Brian Percy MORRIS

Regimental number344
Place of birthPresteign, Radnorshire, England
SchoolCouncil School, Presteign, Radnorshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia12
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Frederick Morris, Highfield, Yarram, Victoria
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Frederick and Annie Mary MORRIS, Kywong, Yarram Yarram, South Gippsland, Victoria. Native of Presteign, Radnorshire, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1585 Sergeant Harold Guffrey MORRIS, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Brain Percy MORRIS.

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