Tuesday 5 April 2011

Private Bruce Gordon Morse, MM

Born on 7 September 1897 in Richmond, Ontario - son of Hiram Morse, Richmond, Elgin County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Bayham, Ontario; trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; clear complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 18 March 1916 (number 190081) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 5 November 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (award announced on 19 February 1917): "For bravery in the field."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

1 comment:

DB said...

A student of mine today proudly came in and shared this with my class, his classmates.
Congratulations Josh Morse for remembering your family's valour in the Great War, and sharing it with history students at Montcalm.
D. Butt
History Teacher Montcalm S. S.