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George Evan MORGAN

Regimental number1936
Place of birthPort Pirie South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGreat Northern Hotel, Port Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Adeline Morgan, GPO, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


*Records suggest this should have been a Bar to the Military Medal.
Recommendation date: "3 September 1916

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 September 1916

Military Medal*


Recommendation date: 8 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 1st September, 1918, during operations North of PERONNE, Sergeant MORGAN displayed exceptional courage and initiative in the manner in which he handled his Platoon. At one stage of the advance, the Platoon on his right was temporarily held up by the fire from a heavily maned German trench. Sergeant MORGAN realising the position, moved forward with Private NAYLOR, and mopped up the trench concerned by a rear and frontal attack. By his prompt action, Sergeant MORGAN undoubtedly saved us many casualties, and in addition, made it possible for his flank platoon to advance on to the general line. Throughout the whole operation he maintained an attitude of courage and cheerfulness most inspiring to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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