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Francis James MORRIS

Regimental number5062
Place of birthCorowa, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway porter
AddressWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight121.75 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Theresa Morris, Engine Street, Junee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the 44th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Place of enlistmentWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date25 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 17 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 25 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Accidentally killed while working on the rail service.
Date of death18 May 1926
Age at death28
Place of burialJunee Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORRIS Francis James

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