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Arthur Llewellyn MORRIS

Regimental number13815
Place of birthDembigh Wales
OccupationMale nurse
AddressPetersham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Morris, c/o Miss Curran, 18 Charles Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Convalescent Depot
FateReturned to Australia 26 March 1919

Military Medal

'At 1st AVENUE R.A.P. north of NOREUIL on 3rd May 1917 this N.C.O. had charge of six stretcher squads when a shell burst and scattered his party, and wounded one of his men. Despite the rapid bursting of further shells he dressed the wounded man, organised a stretcher squad and carried him to a place of comparative safety. His escape was marvellous and his conduct showed extreme bravery. Lance Corporal MORRIS is a newly appointed N.C.O. and has shown marked ability and courage in leading bearer parties throughout the recent fighting around BULLECOURT. I specially recommend him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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