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Edward James MORRIS

Regimental number5378
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressBlaxland Road, Eastwood Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Morris, Blaxland Road, Eastwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918

Military Medal

'During attack on September 20th 1917 near WESTHOEK, this stretcher bearer, although wounded before advance started, refused to go to Aid Post and moved forward with the attacking troops. From there he continued to carry wounded to the rear through heavy shell fire. He was then wounded a second time but carried on until the Battalion was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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