The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Morris


Private John William MORRIS, 241695, 3rd / 4th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 19th October 1917, age 41.

Born Marylebone, Middlesex, son of John Morris.

6th September 1896, St John the Evangelist, Walworth, Southwark, London, John William Morris, age 21, bachelor, machinist, 36 Lancom? Street, father, John Morris, electro plate worker, married Florence Mary McLeod, age 21, spinster, tailoress, 36 Lancom? Street, father, Daniel Henry McLeod, manager.

Children - John Henry Morris, born 13th June 1903, Fulham;

1911 Census - 110A Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London - John William Morris, head, age 33, married, machinist, trunk work, worker, born Marylebone, London; Florence Mary Morris, wife, age 35, married 15 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, military tailor, worker, born Pimlico, London; Eleanor May Morris, daughter, age 14, school, born Clapham, London; Elsie Gertrude Morris, daughter, age 12, school, born Clapham, London; John Henry Morris, son, age 7, school, born Fulham, London.

Children - Florence Louise Morris, born 29th July 1913, St Georges Hanover Square.

Enlisted Piccadilly, W, age 39 years & 9 months, height 5ft 10½ inches, weight 164lbs, mole right chest.  Resided 110A Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London, SW. Formerly leather work machinist. On enlistment only children shown are John Henry Morris, born 13th June 1903, Fulham & Florence Louise Morris, born 29th July 1913, St Georges Hanover Square.

Home 5th June 1916 to 11th September 1916; BEF 12th September 1916 to 19th October 1917.

5th June 1916, enlisted; 6th June 1916, to Army Reserve; 5th September 1916, mobilized; 5th September 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1916, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, posted BEF; 12th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 16th September 1917, posted 3rd/4th  Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th September 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field.

13th May 1918, pension of 25/5 a week awarded to widow & two children ( John Henry Morris & Florence Louise Morris).

Buried at Cement House Cemetery, I. K. 6., Belgium.

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