Saturday 2 April 2011

Private Raymond Frederick Morris

Born on 29 September 1897 in Jamaica - son of Rachel Morris, Pembroke, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gardener; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, at Prospect Barracks, Bermuda, on 31 August 1915 (number 410546) - 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 11 September 1916 - invalided to England on 19 September 1916 - transferred to the 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, on 18 April 1917.

(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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