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Samuel John MORGAN

OccupationEngineering draughtsman
Address'Edgeware', Denmark Hill, Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Samuel John Morgan, 'Edgeware', Denmark Hill, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Consistently good work as Signal Officer and Company Commander March to September 1916 and conspicuous personal gallantry during the attack on Pozieres Ridge.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 17 September 1916

FateDied of wounds 5 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 41), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel John and Lucy MORGAN, Edgeware, Denmark Hill, Ipswich, Queensland. Native of Ballarat, Victoria

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