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Alfred George MORRIS

ReligionChurch of England
AddressMilford Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Morris, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1919
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollSpecial Service Unit
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. As Scout Officer he went forward with the first wave, but later took charge of a platoon, and did fine work holding the left front. He set a fine example of coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack when, although wounded, by his courage and devotion he so inspired his men that, notwithstanding the obliteration of the trenches and heavy casualties, they held on to the position until the attack was repulsed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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