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Thomas Hindmarsh MORRIS

Regimental number2413
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address0B Flat, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinThomas Hindmarsh Morris, Ob Flat, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations against the enemy positions at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/3rd June, 1918 Private MORRIS was one of a party of three men under Seargeant PULLEN who attacked and captured three German machine guns in action. The first gun was rushed with the bayonet and the crew either killed or captured, the other two guns were attacked with hand grenades and the crews driven off. Throughout the action Private MORRIS showed great courage and dash and set a fine example to the men of his platoon who witnessed the act.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II.
Date of death28 March 1969
Age at death71
Place of burialMillicent Cemetery, South Australia

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