Sydney Victor Morris

First Name: 
Sydney
Middle Name: 
Victor
Last Name: 
Morris
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, April 27, 1898
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, May 15, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
C Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, February 4, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Sydney Morris (Service No 6565) was born in Brisbane, QLD. He had 2 sisters and had served 3 years in the Senior Cadets. He moved to Jamberoo, NSW where he trained as a butcher. At the time of enlistment in Kiama, Sydney was a single 19 year old butcher.

He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 21st Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on 7th October 1916 and arrived in England on 21st November 1916. He landed in France on 2nd January 1917 where he joined 13th Battalion.

Sidney Morris was killed in action on 4th February 1917, possibly participating in his first combat. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers -Bretonneaux.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MORRIS SYDNEY VICTOR

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