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Charles MORRIS

Regimental number107
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressBallarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJack Morris, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918

Military Medal

'During the fighting at POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Pte. MORRIS' work was exceptionally good. He displayed wonderful coolness and bravery in digging out a buried comrade after he himself had been severely wounded. He set a splendid example to the other men in his Section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 June 1971
Place of burialLilydale Cemetery

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