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Morgan, John James (3863)

Place of Birth: Wales

Age: 27 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 24 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3863 view online service record

257 Esplanade
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
James Morgan (father)
122 Thomas Street
Tonypanby, Wales

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 12 May 1919
Discharged: Thursday, 21 August 1919

Reproduction on a postcard of City of Port Melbourne WWI certificate presented to J J Morgan. PMHPS Collection

The reverse side of this postcard offers a glimpse into extended family life during war time. Mabel has sent her nephew, Richie, a copy of his Uncle Jack’s (J J Morgan) certificate asking Richie to find out if his mother would also like a copy. Mabel says she has also sent one to Jack Morgan as he had already left for the Front when the certificates were presented.

Mabel completes the postcard with the following plea;

I would be so pleased if you could write me a little letter do you think you could

and signs it from “Your Loving Aunty Mabel” with twenty-five ‘kisses’ filling the remaining space.

Reverse of postcard reproduction of J J Morgan’s City of Port Melbourne WWI certificate. PMHPS Collection

1915 ‘INTERCESSORY SERVICES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 6 November, p. 3, viewed 12 October, 2015,

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