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Edmund Samuel MORRIS

Regimental number2419
Place of birthTemora New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWongarbon PO, Wongarbon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Morris, Wongarbon PO, Wongarbon, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After his platoon had entered an enemy trench under murderous enemy machine gun fire, he showed great courage in rallying his section. His personal example in killing eight of the enemy single handed materially aided the extrication of his platoon from a position of great peril.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death30 May 1967

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