Joseph Gordon MORRIS

Regimental number2478
Place of birthSingleton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDunolly, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Joseph Morris, Dunolly, Singleton, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 December 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth MORRIS

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as one of a party detailed to remove a dump of shells outside a burning building. About seventy shells were removed, and thereby a large explosion prevented.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918