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James McLaren MORRIS

Date of birth1 October 1886
Place of birthDumferline, Scotland
SchoolDumferline High School, Scotland; Palmerston North High School, New Zealand
OccupationBank clerk
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sylvia Morris, Box 17, Apiti via Fielding, New Zealand
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 22 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 17 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJioned the Bank of New South Wales, Palmerston North, New Zealand, branch, 20 April 1904 (promoted ledger keeper, 1 July 1907). Transferred to Brisbane branch, 26 June 1911; to Townsville branch, 25 March 1912; to Charters Towers branch (as teller), 17 February 1913; to Cairns branch (as accountant), 13 July 1914.
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 293.

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