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Kenneth Leslie MORRIS

Regimental number1050
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Muston Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a front line post, which was subjected to a continuous heavy barrage. When it was blown in, he immediately re-dug and consolidated it. Soon afterwards a liquid fire shell burst on the parapet and he at once leaped out of the trench with a shovel, and succeeded in putting the flames out, though under intense artillery fire. He held the post for three days under the heaviest barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

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