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Charles Henry MORRIS

Regimental number3445
Other NamesLittlechild, Algy Cyril
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm hand
AddressFitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Ada Flannigan, 260 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date12 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 July 1918

Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 6), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harold and Mary LITTLECHILD, Peel Street, South Launceston, Tasmania
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations by 15th Infantry Brigade on the MORLANCOURT front, South West of ALBERT, on 4th July 1918 Private MORRIS displayed great courage and devotion to duty. In the attack his dugout was blown in, but he, with others, notwithstanding the heavy shell fire, soon established communication to the rear. Though much shaken, he remained on duty continuously for 48 hours during a very trying period, and under heavy shell fire. he helped materially in the maintenance of communication to the rear and forward, all the time at great personal risk. His example throughout was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Algy Cyril LITTLECHILD

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