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Private Albert Charles MORRIS, G/13346, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, Flanders France, 8th October 1916.

Born Carnarvon, Wales, son of Richard Charles & Mary Jane Morris, West End Supply Stores, 33 Cardiff Road, Pwllheli, North Wales.

Previously served in 6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Called up  Norwich, Norfolk, age 20 years & 1 month, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 126lbs.  Resided West End, Pwllheli, North Wales. Formerly clerk.

Home, 13th April 1916 to 2nd July 1916; BEF, 3rd July 1916 to  8th October 1916.

13th April 1916, called up for Service & posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment

April 1916 requested a transfer from Royal West Kent Regiment to Royal Welsh Fusiliers - "I have the honour to request ????  ????? this my application for a transfer to 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers now stationed at ????? Park, North Wales, before my Commanding Officer ????? I have several friends serving in this Battalion, who were my school mates. The Officer Commanding 22nd Battalion, R.W.F. has expressed his willingness to accept me into his Battalion, under his command, should the transfer be granted."

3rd July 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 4th July 1916, embarked; 5th July 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th July 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th September 1916, killed in action; 8th October 1916, died of wounds.

1st December 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Richard Charles Morris, 33 Cardiff Road, Pwllheli, North Wales; Mother, Mary Jane Morris, 33 Cardiff Road, Pwllheli, North Wales; Sisters - Amy? Morris, 33 Cardiff Road, Pwllheli, North Wales; Lilian? Morris, 33 Cardiff Road, Pwllheli, North Wales

Buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, V. C. 8., France.

NOTES:

Regimental History and Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as G/13346; CWGC web site show it as 13345.

Service records states embarked to France 4th July 1916; 6th Battalion 5th July 1916; 7th Battalion, 13th July 1916; killed in action 27th September 1916 & died of wounds 8th October 1916.


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