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Morley, Edwin Joseph (3190)

Place of Birth: Strathbogie, VIC

Age: 30 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 26 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3190            view online service record

112 Ingles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Evelyn Morley (wife)
Wallan, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 7th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Sergeant, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19uly, 1916, France, aged 31, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.

Father: James MORLEY, wife, Mrs Evelyn MORLEY, born Euroa, educated SS. Enlisted from 112 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne, shown as a married police constable with his wife at Wallan. He had previously served 103 days with the 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse (Victoria) during the Boer War. Brother: Lt Charles Henry MORLEY, DSO, a professional soldier from the Artillery Barracks in Brisbane died of disease, 13 April 1919. Circular returned by his widow from Launching Place suggested Strathbogie as his place of association.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 18, 2016 5.14 pm 0Likes

    “at Fleurbaix 19th July he went over the trenches with me, and was killed about 70 yards out in No Man’s Land by machine gun fire. I was lying out from Wednesday to Friday and he was lying beside me. There could not be any mistake about him, you could see he was dead; he was my Sgt., about 5ft 10 or 11 and a policeman in civil life: (1909, Dillow, Ward 20, Harefield Hospital)

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