Roy MORELL

Regimental number42
Date of birth28 May 1889
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J.H. Morell, Bank of Commerce, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 4 August 1915

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 1 October 1915

Captain


Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Major


Promotion date: 1 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date3 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [3387] Lt James Francis MORELL, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 June 1918; Major Throsby MORELL MC, died of self inflicted injuries, 27 February 1919; [150] Captain Henry Herbert MORELL, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 16 November 1918.
Other details

Transferred to 13th Machine Gun Company, 10 May 1916; to 13th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters as Staff Captain, 7 October 1916; appointed Brigade Major, 6 February 1917; to Australian Corps as Corps Machine Gun Officer, 27 July 1918; detached to I Division HQ, 4 October 1918; to be GSO(2), 26 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName given on Embarkation Roll as MORRELL.

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