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Eric Stewart Wynne MORGAN

Regimental number27330
Place of birthHawthorn Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Elliott, Nowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 4, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Military Medal

'Near ESCAUFORT on the 10th October 1918, whilst the 46th Battery Wagon Lines were being heavily shelled by 5'9 Howitzers, T/Bdr. MORGAN's courageous and energetic behaviour were a most valuable assistance in the face of a most difficult situation. The heavy concentration of fire was causing casualties to both men and horses. T/Bdr. MORGAN and one other took the foremost part in releasing all horses and getting them safely away and still under heavy fire attended to the wounded, carried them away to a place of safety again returning to destroy several horses which had been severely wounded but were still alive. By his courage and energy he made himself invaluable to his Officers and materially assisted in minimising casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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