Wednesday 30 March 2011

Sergeant Albert William Morris

Born on 10 April 1894 in Herefordshire, England - son of Mrs. Lusabeth Morris, Herefordshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; currently a member of the Territorial Army Service Corps in England; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410822) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 6 December 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 - wounded on 27 March 1918 - invalided to England on 4 April 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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