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William Joseph MORRIS

Regimental number336
Place of birthWest Warburton, Victoria
SchoolState School, West Warburton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWest Warburton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maggy Morris, West Warburton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele Ridge, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 23), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret MORRIS, West Warburton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3149 Pte Desmond Michael MORRIS, 2nd Pioneer Bn, kileld in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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