Charles Morris

First Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Morris
Mother's Name: 
Martha Morris (nee Hill)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Morris
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 10, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
No 1 Mining Corps
Company: 
Electrical & Mechnical Unit
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, August 20, 1954
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Charles Morris (Service No 1376) was born in Kembla Heights around 1882.

Charles enlisted when he was 34 years of age, married, and working as a miner. His wife was Ethel Jane Morris (nee Garland), and the couple lived at Bellambi. 

Charles embarked with the 1st Reinforcement, Minining Corps, on HMAT A38 Ulysses, on 20th February, 1916. 

Charles saw service on the Western Front, and on 30th October, 1916, he was transferred to the Electrical and Mechanical Unit of the Mining Corps.  

Charles was hospitalised on a number of occasions due to illness. On 6th December, 1917, while fighting in France, Charles was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his left arm. Initially admitted to the 13th General Hospital at Boulogne, France, Charles was transferred to England on 12 December for treatment at the 1st Western General Hospital. Charles rejoined his Unit on 14 June, 1918.

Charles was demobbed on 8th March, 1919, and returned to Australia in September, 1919, per HMAT Karanga.

Charles was discharged, medically unfit, on 17th January, 1920.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455 MORRIS CHARLES

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