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Clement Fairfax MORRISBY

Regimental number985
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressAuburn Street, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height6' 0"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Morrisby, Auburn Street, Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMoree, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateDied of wounds 4 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block R, Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 9), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cecil and Louisa MORRISBY, Auburn Street, Moree, New South Wales. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Found guilty, Larkhill, 15 September 1916, of being absent without leave for 3 days: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 13 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917 (accidental injury: twisted right knee, old injury); transferred to 9th Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917; to 11th Field Ambulance, 27 February 1917; to Divisional Rest Station, 1 March 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 21 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 April 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 2 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right leg), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 8 March 1917; rejoined unit, 13 July 1917.

Awarded Military Medal.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 4 August 1917; Sergeant, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 23 November 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged, and rejoined unit, 29 November 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 24 December 1917 (balinitis); rejoined unit, 1 March 1918.

On leave to England, 8 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 24 March 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 17 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance; transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 1 May 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 25 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 1 June 1918.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 31 August 1918 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 2 September 1918.

Died of wounds, 4 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORRISBY Clement Fairfax
Red Cross File No 1830702L

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