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William Henry MORRIS

Regimental number2212
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Henry Thomas Morris, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateDischarged 23 October 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'He performed excellent work during the recent operations between 22nd and 30th September 1917, on the Polygon Wood front. During the advance on the morning of 26th September, two amplifiers were put out of action through shell fire. Sapper Morris, who was at the time doing duty at a Wireless Station, volunteered to go forward in charge of a fresh Amplifier Station. He succeeded, though slightly wounded, in getting his party through a heavy barrage and establishing his station at the BUTTE, and successfully worked back to cable head. By his fearlessness and devotion to duty and the success of his undertaking he was a splendid example to all.'
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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