Morris, Edward

Name / Enw: Morris, Edward

Regiment/Catrawd: 24th Bn RWF

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 345574

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Tyne Cot Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 63 – 65

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Belgium

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory and British War Medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action 31st October 1918

Edward was born in 1886 in Mold. The 1911 census places 13 year old schoolboy Edward with his family in Griffith Square, Mold. His parents were Edward 50yrs a labourer and Mary 44. There were five siblings Lisa Ann 18ys, John William 17yrs, Rebecca 8yrs, Hugh 6 yrs and Gwennie 3yrs. We can see from the form that Mary had had two other children who had not survived.
He enrolled in the army in May 1916 when he was 18 yrs old. At the time his occupation was ‘carter’.  His record tells us that he served in Egypt from February 1917 to May 1918. He was sent home for two weeks leave in May 1918. He was killed in action on 31st October 1918 in France or Belgium.

After his death the army form W5080 listed his realtives as follows

Father Edward Morris 11, Griffith Sq, Mold
Mother Mary died July 1916
Brothers  John William aged 25  (Army Service Corps, Essex) and Hugh 15, Mold
Sisters  Eliza A, Rebecca 17, Gwennie 13 all Mold
He was not married.