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Hubert Marmaduke Morris

Born:
1892
Died:
9 Elul 5678 (17 August 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
MOR0337
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
Southport

Death

Date of death:
9 Elul 5678 (17 August 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
4th General Hospital. France
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Terlincthun British Cemetery

Places

Addresses

His home:
2 Albany Road, Southport (1911)

Schools

Name:
Manchester University

Other Organisations

Name:
Manchester University O.T.C.
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The Fallen

The death from serious wounds received in action on August 16th has occurred at the 14th General Hospital, France of the 2nd-Lieut. H. M. Morris, Lancashire Fusiliers, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs. S. M. Harris (step-father) of "Pyrmont", Albany Road Southport. He joined the Manchester University O.T.C. immediately on the outbreak of war, but being impatient at the length of time that would elapse before he obtained his commission, he with some of his friends joined the University and Public Schools Battalion, which was then being formed, as a private. He trained with the battalion and went out to France in 1915. He was in various engagements and was wounded at the taking of High Wood, being shot through the left arm. When sufficiently recovered from his wounds, he was transferred to the Royal Fusiliers and returning to France was sent down for his commission and transferred to the 6th Cadet Battalion at Balliol College, Oxford. Passing the various examinations he was gazetted to the Lancashire Fusiliers, with which Battalion he had been serving in France. 2nd-Lieut. Morris was seriously wounded with gunshot in the abdomen, his left knee shot through and shattered, and a portion of his thigh had been carried away with shrapnel. Mr and Mrs. Harris' second son Hector who joined the day after war broke out , has been twice wounded and is now with the British Expeditionary Force in Italy.

Family

Siblings

Hector Morris (male)

Parents

Father: Arthur Morris (male)
Mother: Ada Morris (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
17 August 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Fusiliers
Campaigns:
Somme
High Wood
Regiment:
Lancashire Fusiliers

Roll of Honour

H. M. MORRIS, 16 August 1918

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
17/08/1918
Age:
26
Regiment / service:
1st/2nd Bn. attd. 15th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers
Cemetery:
Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Grave reference:
II. C. 40.
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