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  cap badgePrivate John Morris

12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Battalion Manchester Regiment
Service No: 57729

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Richard and Ann Robertson Morris of 1 Kildonan St, Coatbridge. From the 1901 Census - Address - 4 East Canal St, Coatbridge - Richard Morris aged 27, Ann Morris aged 29, John Morris aged 4, Sarah Morris aged 2, Mary Morris aged 1 month. John's Pension was originally awarded to his father Richard of Viewfield St, Harthill. After his death it was awarded to his mother Annie of 74 Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge on the 07/05/1919.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 11 Torridale St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 04/11/1918

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

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Age

22

Buried / Remembered

Englefontaine British Cemetery (A. 13), Nord, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Englefontaine was captured by the 18th and 33rd Divisions on the 26th October, 1918. It was later "adopted" by the Borough of Cheltenham. Englefontaine British Cemetery was made by the Burial Officer of the 38th (Welsh) Division in November, 1918, and enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves. There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 10 are unidentified.

Additional Information

John was Killed in Action just one week before the Armistice was signed. John was formerly with the Gordon Highlanders (4948). See photos for John's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 3, his Headstone Report x 2, his Memorial Plaque (Dead Mans Penny), Engelfontaine British Cemetery, John's Pension Records x 3, his previous Regiment the Gordon Highlanders Cap Badge and the Manchester Regiment Cap Badge. John's grave inscription reads " ASLEEP IN JESUS ."

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