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Joseph Patrick MORRIS

Regimental number6301
Place of birthCalombo Ceylon
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Morris, Berwell, Ceylon
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Pte. MORRIS displayed great coolness and devotion to duty during operations at POLYGON WOOD on 19/22nd September, 1917. As a member of the Intelligence Section he led the Company for which he was guide through to the final objective, maintaining direction throughout. By his personal bravery and disregard of danger he enabled his Company Commander to have full knowledge of the Companies on his flanks. Later when the final objective had been taken he established an Observation Post and by his useful information many casualties were inflicted on the enemy by our Machine Guns.'
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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