Morris, Thomas William

Thomas William Morris was born in Bagillt, Flintshire during 1897.

The 1911 Census tells us that the family lived at 6 Barker’s Row, Bagillt.   The head of the family was Edward Morris aged 41, who was employed at Bettisfield Colliery as a Coal Miner.  His wife was Margaret Morris aged 40, who was a Housekeeper. Their 6 (six) listed children  were Robert Morris aged 17, a Teacher at the local Elementary School, Thomas William Morris aged 14, who also worked in the Bettisfield Colliery, Jinnie Morris aged 10, William Morris aged 7, Owen Morris aged 4 and Richard Morris aged 2 years.

Thomas enlisted as a Private with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the Recruiting Office, Flint in 1915.  He arrived in France with the Battalion on Thursday 2nd December 1915 and was Killed in Action on Saturday 29th December 1917, aged 21 years.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which was completed by his mother.  Details of his medals were obtained from

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