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Horace Bowen MORRIS

Regimental number1629
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTabbrawyudi, Curlewis, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W J Morris, Tabbrawyudi, Curlewis, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service during the period 25th February to 17th September, 1918, this Non Commissioned Officer, has been employed as a Bombing Instructor and during operations on forward ammunition dumps. A zealous and efficient instructor, he has also done excellent work on the ammunition dumps. The latter has always been arduous and often carried on under difficult and hazardous conditions. His untiring energy and conduct has spurred the men under him to efforts which they might not otherwise have made it had not been for the example he set them.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1970
Age at death71
Place of burialGunnedah Cemetery, New South Wales

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